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Biologists use AI to flesh out cell’s inner workings

What happens when you cross cell biology with artificial intelligence? At the Allen Institute for Cell Science, the answer isn’t super-brainy microbes, but new computer models that can turn simple black-and-white pictures of live human cells into color-coded, 3-D visualizations … Continue reading

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How families will help shape the future of health

It’s no secret that a rising flood of data, from the results of sophisticated genetic tests to the vital signs recorded by your smartphone, is transforming the way we approach health and wellness. But one of the pioneers of that … Continue reading

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How are gut microbes connected to memory?

AUSTIN, Texas — Can probiotic bacteria play a role in how well your memory works? It’s too early to say for sure, but mouse studies have turned up some clues worth remembering. Preliminary results suggest that giving mice the kinds of … Continue reading

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How mosquitoes associate scents with swats

Does it do any good to swat at a mosquito if you miss? Yes, according to a newly published study. A novel experiment conducted primarily by biologists at the University of Washington found that mosquitoes seem to associate the shock of … Continue reading

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Chinese team clones monkeys from fetal cells

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai have produced identical primate clones using the same procedure that brought Dolly the sheep into the world more than two decades earlier. The procedure, known as somatic cell … Continue reading

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Biologists sniff out another way to make methane

Every year, microbes produce hundreds of millions of tons of methane, a greenhouse gas that’s more potent than carbon dioxide. Scientists had thought the job was done exclusively through methanogenesis. But in the journal Nature Microbiology, a research team led by the … Continue reading

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Scientists build proteins into molecular capsules

University of Washington researchers have taken a page from the viral playbook to create microscopic assemblies for packaging genetic material — with the goal of using the system for targeted drug delivery. The assemblies, known as synthetic nucleocapsids, work like viruses … Continue reading

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