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Host countermeasure hinders HIV

Sep. 8, 2011—New details about a host mechanism that fights off HIV may reveal strategies for therapies to treat or prevent HIV infection.

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Starvation diet kills staph bacteria

Aug. 26, 2011—The antibiotics of the future could take a page from the immune system’s playbook – and “starve” bacteria of the nutrients they need.

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Keep left, protein says

Aug. 26, 2011—A regulatory loop in zebrafish may explain how the right and left sides of our brains take on different functions.

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Heart attack repair kit

Aug. 16, 2011—A certain signaling pathway could be key to improving cardiac repair after a heart attack.

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Focus of fear in Williams syndrome

Aug. 11, 2011—Brain imaging reveals clues about fear in Williams syndrome.

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Depressed brains more stressed

Aug. 11, 2011—Patients with major depression may have altered gene expression associated with stressful conditions in certain brain areas.

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Clear vision of protein interactions

Aug. 5, 2011—Researchers identify protein partners that may keep the lens of the eye transparent – and free from cataracts.

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Deciding who’s who in heart valves

Jul. 29, 2011—Identification of a gene that is involved in the development of heart valves offers new insights into congenital heart valve disease.

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Connecting the dots in schizophrenia

Jul. 29, 2011—Abnormalities of the hippocampus, a seahorse-shaped brain region involved in learning and memory, may play a role in the psychotic symptoms and cognitive deficits of schizophrenia.

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Stress circuitry key to drug relapse

Jul. 22, 2011—Brain systems involved in the body’s stress response may drive drug relapse.

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Give me some skin

Jul. 21, 2011—A new understanding of the biochemical pathway that builds our skin barrier could lead to treatments for skin diseases.

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Dad’s diet influences birth timing

Jul. 20, 2011—It may be possible to prevent preterm birth by modifying the father’s diet before a baby's conception.

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