December 2014: 2

Baby cells learn to communicate using the lsd1 gene
Carnegie Science — December 15, 2014

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Resistance and Futility
“Scientists reveal how penicillin deals bacteria a devastating blow – work that may lead to new antibiotics”
Elizabeth Cooney, Harvard Medicine News — December 4, 2014
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Scientists Capture Picture of MicroRNA In Action
“The great therapeutic potential of drugs that mimic or inhibit microRNAs to control key processes in cells is at this point completely untapped.”
The Scripps Research Institute News and Views — November 10, 2014
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Secrets of Sleep
“System reveals how our brains and bodies change as we fall asleep”
Sue McGreevey, Harvard Medicine News — November 21, 2014
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DNA’s wild west: Bounty hunters and outlaws vie for control of your genes
Leah Burrows, Brandeis University Science & Research blog — November 17, 2014

Physics

The ever-smaller future of physics
Steven Weinberg on the future likelihood of finding a Theory of everything at a scale “around a million billionths — between 10­-17 and 10-19 — of the radius of the typical atomic nucleus”
Alvin Powell, Harvard Staff Writer, Harvard Gazette — December 5, 2014

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