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LOCKED AND LOADED  A new analysis provides the most comprehensive look at firearm injuries and deaths in U.S. kids. Continuing to study the numbers in even greater detail could lead to improved policies to prevent such injuries and deaths.

mouse skeleton x-ray

BONE UP  The skeleton doesn’t just protect important bodily organs, it also talks to them, studies in mice show.

alpha-synuclein protein in nerve cells

RED ALERT  This micrograph shows how the protein alpha-synuclein (red) builds up in nerve cells (blue) in brains affected by Parkinson’s disease. The immune system can react to parts of the protein, a new study finds.

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