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  1. Drops of wisdom

    Blood drops collected via heel-prick or from the umbilical cord of newborns helps scientists identify premature babies in settings where ultrasounds are not available.
  2. Tiny corrections help runners avoid falls

    Mimicking the strategies that stop runners from falling over could help scientists to create better running robots and devices that help people with disabilities move more freely.
  3. Searching for the way in

    Microscopy reveals how the different types of Hepatitis A particles enter human liver cells.
  4. Working together to make changes

    Structural biology shows how two proteins may work together to change gene activity in the infectious bacterium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
  5. Details coming together

    An atomic map of a protein complex that is implicated in both reading and repairing DNA reveals the secrets of its assembly and control.
  6. Controlling the cell’s batteries

    Mitochondria might have their own DNA, but mutations in the nucleus change how they use their genes.
  7. Falling off the wagon

    Why do so many former addicts relapse after long periods of abstinence?
  8. Four new effectors found in powdery mildew

    Related immune receptors in barley plants directly recognize unrelated molecules from powdery mildew fungi.