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breast cancer cells

BREAKING AWAY  Breast cancer cells (shown growing in a lab dish) move through the body in clusters. New research may shed light on how the clusters enter the bloodstream.

woman reaching for inhaler

CLEARING THE AIR  Adult women are about twice as likely to have asthma as men. New work in mice finds that testosterone impacts immune cells involved in the disease.

pyramidal nerve cell

BRAIN CANDY  A new database offers a deep look at living human nerve cells, revealing elaborate branching structures and myriad shapes, such as in this neuron called a pyramidal cell (cell image, left and 3-D computer reconstruction, right).

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