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May 10, 2023
The clearest snapshot of human genomic diversity ever taken
The human reference genome has always been a remarkable but flawed tool. A new "pangenome" aims to correct its oversights and omissions.
May 1, 2023
Behind the formation and protection of microtubules
Research shed light on the process by which the γ-Tubulin Ring Complex stabilizes microtubules, which may inform the study of developmental diseases and cancers.
April 25, 2023
Solving the mystery behind how nutrients enter cells
A new paper describes how choline is transported into the cell, with potentially sweeping implications for the study of rare diseases.
April 25, 2023
Maybe the virus isn't the problem
Why do some with COVID end up on ventilators while others get a scratchy throat—and yet others seem to have dodged the virus entirely? Answers are emerging from scientists around the globe.
April 24, 2023
Researchers reveal an ancient mechanism for wound repair
The study is the first to identify a damage response pathway that is distinct from but parallel to the classical pathway triggered by pathogens.
April 17, 2023
Gum disease may lie at the root of some arthritis flare-ups
Damaged gums may release bacteria into the bloodstream that trigger arthritis flare-ups, potentially explaining why people with gum disease don't respond as well to arthritis treatments.
April 14, 2023
How to end a pandemic in one jab
Universal vaccines can give years of protection against polio, measles, and smallpox, among other diseases. Pamela Bjorkman believes HIV, influenza, and COVID are next.
April 13, 2023
New tool to study hepatitis B could open the door to a cure
Just as the Rice lab’s work on HCV exposed that virus’s weaknesses, the hope is that this novel approach could do the same for HBV.
April 10, 2023
Seeking the origin story of de novo genes
Li Zhao studies the intriguing genes that emerge from previously silent or non-coding stretches of DNA.
March 30, 2023
Scientists discover brain region linking short-term to long-term memory
The anterior thalamus plays such a key role in memory that boosting it in mice consolidates the animals' trivial experiences into long-term memories.
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