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Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA
Building Nanoscale Structures with DNA

The versatility of geometric shapes made from the nucleic acid are proving useful in a wide variety of fields from molecular computation to biology to medicine.

Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors
Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors

And the same endocannabinoid system that translates marijuana\'s buzz-inducing compounds into a high plays crucial roles in health and disease outside the brain.

Uncovering Functions of Circular RNAs
Uncovering Functions of Circular RNAs

Recent research has revealed many surprises about circular RNAs, from findings that they are translated in vivo to links between their expression and disease.

Running on Empty
Running on Empty

Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.

The Celiac Surge
The Celiac Surge

A rapid increase in the global incidence of the condition has researchers scrambling to understand the causes of the trend, and cope with the consequences.