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Cancer-causing viruses like HPV can cause cells to divide indefinitely and, in the case of Henrietta Lacks, become immortal. Tom Deerinck/NIH via Flickr

What are HeLa cells? A cancer biologist explains

The immortal cancer cells of Henrietta Lacks revolutionized the fields of science, medicine and bioethics. And they still survive today, more than 70 years after her death.
Para pengurai di tempat kerjanya: Jamur rak memakan batang kayu yang membusuk. (Craig Joiner/Loop Images/Universal Images Group melalui Getty Images)

Yang terlupakan: peran penting jamur menjadi penopang kehidupan di bumi

Jamur menopang kehidupan di Bumi, tetapi jauh lebih sedikit dikatalogkan dan dipahami. Tiga ilmuwan menyerukan untuk memasukkan jamur dalam strategi konservasi dan kebijakan lingkungan.
Decomposers at work: Shelf fungi feeding on a rotting log. Craig Joiner/Loop Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Beyond flora and fauna: Why it’s time to include fungi in global conservation goals

Fungi underpin life on Earth, but are far less well catalogued and understood than animals and plants. Three scientists call for including fungi in conservation strategies and environmental laws.
Common hazel dispersing pollen in early spring. Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Achoo! 5 essential reads for pollen season

Pollen brings seasonal misery to millions of Americans, but it serves a critical purpose: fertilizing many kinds of plants, including food crops.
Gordon Gekko of ‘Wall Street’ may be the fictional face of insider trading. Ilona Gaynor/flickr

What’s insider trading and why it’s a big problem

A bipartisan group of US lawmakers is pushing for a ban on active trading by members of Congress following accusations that some of their colleagues may have engaged in insider trading.
All eyes are on Fed Chair Jerome Powell as the central bank prepares to raise rates for the first time in three years. Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP

Federal Reserve plans to raise interest rates ‘soon’ to fight inflation: What that means for consumers and the economy

The US central bank said surging inflation is guiding its decision about when to lift interest rates. Two experts on financial markets explain what might happen next.
Bob Saget, top left, was affectionately called ‘America’s Dad’ for his role as Danny Tanner in the sitcom ‘Full House.’ Lorimar Television/Fotos International via Getty Images

What made Bob Saget’s Danny Tanner so different from other sitcom dads

A contrast to the bumbling and immature fathers commonly found on sitcoms, Bob Saget’s character on ‘Full House’ reflected a shift in expectations of fatherhood that began in the late 1970s.
Du fait de leur système immunitaire encore en cours de maturation, les enfants reçoivent des doses de vaccins adaptées. Prostock-studio / Shutterstock

Pourquoi les dosages des vaccins sont différents chez les enfants et les adultes

Obtenir la meilleure protection avec le minimum d’effets secondaires à chaque âge : voilà l’équation à résoudre pour bien doser d’un vaccin. Le niveau de maturité du système immunitaire est la clef.

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