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Biologists find molecule that guides axons

Biologists find molecule that guides axons

A receptor implicated in Down syndrome and fruit fly development also charts a path for nerve fibers.

Like a complex electronic device, the “wiring” of the nervous system has no tolerance for error. As an embryo develops, wirelike axons sprout from cells, elongating to form networks of neurons in the...

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Bacteria disable immune cells by exploiting a genetic similarity

Bacteria disable immune cells by exploiting a genetic similarity

The bacteria that cause Legionnaires’ disease and Q fever, both of which are linked to pneumonia, use a clever form of mimicry to survive inside host cells, according to a team of Yale scientists....

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Et Cetera

Metastasis and a hybrid cell

Metastasis, the spread of cancer throughout the body, may be caused by a hybrid cell that takes on the most dangerous...

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A clue to evolution

After 16 years of research, Yale scientists have produced the first images of a group II intron, a cellular molecule...

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