March 2014: 5

Bacterial reporters that get the scoop
Kristen Kusek, Press Contact, Wyss Institute, Harvard University — Mar 17, 2014

Bone Repair by Silk
“Silkworm-derived surgical devices may be superior to metal and synthetics-based plates and screws in bone.\”
Bonnie Prescott, Harvard Medical News — March 11, 2014

Cells get ready for their close-up
“New microscopy technique captures 3-D images of cells as they flow through a microfluidic channel”
Anne Trafton, MIT News Office — March 20, 2014

Researchers develop device that simulates gastro-intestinal tract
University of Huddersfield, UK — March 28, 2014

The Aging Brain Needs REST
“Research implicates new player in Alzheimer’s and other dementias”
Stephanie Dutchen, Harvard Medical News — March 19, 2014

Multiple RNA functions

A novel mechanism for fast regulation of gene expression
“Messenger RNA normally tells cellular machinery which protein to make. But sometimes it has a secret mission as well”
Diana Lutz, Newsroom, Washington University St. Louis — March 18, 2014

Study of complete RNA collection of fruit fly uncovers unprecedented complexity
“1,468 new genes discovered”
Indiana University Bloomington Newsroom — March 17, 2014

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