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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.

cats on a boat

TWO IF BY SEA  Egyptian cats may have been transported by boat to far-reaching parts of Europe, Africa and Asia, a DNA study suggests. Early Middle Eastern farmers probably brought kitties and agriculture to Europe over land.

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