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December 24, 2015

 

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A Switch for Aging

Scientists discover the switch that turns on the aging process.

December 4, 2015

 

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Mistletoe’s Missing Genes

Mistletoe lacks genes found in all other plants and animals.

August 25, 2015

 

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Rainbow Snow

We dream of powdery white snow, but snow actually comes in multi-colored varieties.

July 17, 2015

 

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Death-defying Turtles   

Turtles have discovered the fountain of youth: telomerase.

April 16, 2015

 

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Frozen Fish

When frozen in water, fish remain in a state of suspended animation until spring melts the ice away.

April 10, 2015

 

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How Cells Get Around

Tracking how cells move around the body is key to preventing diseases, like cancer, from spreading.

April 3, 2015

 

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Broken Bones

Osteoclasts are the demolition crew of your body's bones, repairing and fusing fractures and breaks immediately.

February 3, 2015

 

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Sponges: Stranger than Science Fiction

Sponges are expert shape shifters that let the world (and food) come to them.

August 16, 2014

 

Scientists See Through Mice To Medical Developments

New "clearing" technique allows scientists to see into an organism's cells without damaging tissue.

May 6, 2014

 

Microscope slide showing cancerous cells from the cervix.

The Importance Of Pap Smears

In case you didn't know already, there are good reasons for why doctors perform Pap smears.

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