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1980 (Volume 11, No. 5)Nerve Regeneration: When Neurons Are DamagedThe ultimate in nerve regeneration--a treatment for paraplegia--is still far off. But it is no longer considered beyond question.David ZimmermanPDF
1981 (Volume 12, No. 3)Brain Mapping: Seeing the Brain At WorkPositron emission tomography, a system that relies on particle-antiparticicle annihilation, is becoming a powerful tool in mapping human brain function.David ZimmermanPDF
1981 (Volume 12, No. 4)Mitochondria -- Cell Biology Special: Genes in the CytoplasmMitochondria and chloroplasts, with genes of their own, raise fascinating questions about cellular origins.David ZimmermanPDF
1984 (Volume 15, No. 2)Beta2m: Beta2m: There in the Beginning?The puzzle of an occupation-linked disease led to the discovery and study of ubiquitous molecule's multifarious roles. A challenging disease. AIDS clue.David ZimmermanPDF
1988 (Volume 19, No. 1)Molecular Parasitology: The Best DefenseA belief in the passive immunmological neutrality of parasites as a source of their accommodation to host defenses is being replaced by an appreciation of the assortment of aggressive strategies by which they cope with active and otherwise effective defenses hosts have evolved for coping with them. Tricks parasites play. Antigenic variation and relapsing fever. David ZimmermanPDF
1989 (Volume 20, No. 3)Calcium Ions -- Cell Biology Special: Intracellular Calcium: Ubiquitous, Vital, DeadlyThe question of what makes a muscle twitch rapidly became an examination of the intimate relationship between calcium and an imposing array of vital cell functions. The cell's challenge to manage calcium may begin as a matter of cellular life and death. Coming to terms with a killer. Calcium's myriad roles. To track a swift ion. David ZimmermanPDF


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