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September 06, 1996
Harvard Researchers Find One of Brain's Molecular Mapmakers
The first demonstration of a moleculeƕs specific role in forming neural maps in the embryonic brain is reported in the September 6 issue of Cell by a Harvard Medical School researcher and his colleagues

Gut Microbes Have Surprising Powers Of Communication, Study Finds
Bacteria that make their home in the gut have unsuspected powers of communication that can influence their environment, a new study finds.

Nitric Oxide Found To Control Cells By Turning On Genes; Suggests New Role In Health And Disease
In a discovery that defines a new message system inside living cells, a team of researchers led by Duke University Medical Center reports finding that the chem ical nitric oxide is a universal signaling molecule that can control basic life processes down to the level of the gene, the master plan of a cell
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