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Pinot Noir Grapes Owe A Debt To Ancient Viruses

Pinot Noir Grapes Owe A Debt To Ancient Viruses

Viruses have shaped the evolution of Pinot Noir grapes, scientists say.

Controlling Diabetes With Cytokines

Controlling Diabetes With Cytokines

Using the cytokine IL-22 instead of insulin to manage Type 2 diabetes could mean fewer injections for patients.

The Chromosomal Catastrophes Behind Esophageal Cancer

The Chromosomal Catastrophes Behind Esophageal Cancer

A study using whole genome sequencing has shown that esophageal cancer patients have highly mutated and rearranged genomes.

Pests, Clones & The Imperiled Banana

Pests, Clones & The Imperiled Banana

The global banana trade is dominated by a single clone: the Cavendish. However, the ease and affordability of growing a single variety comes at a heavy price, Zaria Gorvett writes.

Fruit Fly Lights Up Brain Wiring

Fruit Fly Lights Up Brain Wiring

A study in flies shows that alternative splicing could be one explanation for the complexity of the brain.

Australia’s US$34 Million Center For Immune Visualization

Australia’s US$34 Million Center For Immune Visualization

The ARC Center of Excellence in Advanced Molecular Imaging will help to answer how single molecules function in the context of immune cells.

The Genetic Building Blocks Of Height

The Genetic Building Blocks Of Height

A genetic study of 253,288 individuals has helped scientists pinpoint the elusive genes related to height in humans.

Fixing A Protein ‘Transport Hub’ Could Slow Brain Degeneration

Fixing A Protein ‘Transport Hub’ Could Slow Brain Degeneration

A better understanding of how proteins are sorted and transported in the cell could lead to new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.

The Genetics Of Monarch Migration

The Genetics Of Monarch Migration

The extraordinary migratory behavior of Monarch butterflies is largely determined by a single gene, scientists say.

Seeing Cancer With Mantis Shrimp Eyes

Seeing Cancer With Mantis Shrimp Eyes

Inspired by the mantis shrimp’s elegant visual system based on polarized light, scientists have developed a camera that can see cancer.