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5/2/15 Cover

Cells

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Ovaries

SHRIVELED  Tumors implanted in adult female fruit flies cause healthy ovaries (one shown, left) to waste away. The wasting (right) is caused by a protein secreted by cancer cells.

chili peppers

HOT STUFF  Capsaicin, the stuff that gives chili peppers their heat, relieves pain by a previously unknown process.

Wisdom Teeth

Stem cells from the pulp of extracted wisdom teeth, like those above, could provide a viable therapy for corneal blindness, researchers posit.

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