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Sarah Feng


The fluorescent dyes present in this microscopic view indicate the presence of glucose transporters on the surfaces of cells, which eventually form the lymphomas caused by EBV.

Biologists shed light on cell reactions to Epstein-Barr Virus

Discoveries made by Duke researchers may help to explain how B-cells respond after infected by Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), a member of the herpes virus family. The recent study—led by Micah Luftig, Karyn McFadden and Rigel Kishton—found that when running short of the supply of nucleotides and other cell-building materials, a large population of EBV-infected B-cells stop dividing and arrest, or end the cell cycle, after they hit their first period of rapid growth.

Students in Brown residence hall on East Campus found an injured fox at the underpass near Smith Warehouse and brought it back to the dormitory. The fox was later tested for rabies.

Fox’s overnight stay in Brown causes rabies scare

A fox, Kashew Brown, lighted the Brown hall up sweeping off the bad luck of UrineBrown. Several students brought an injured fox, which they found on the left side of the underpass by the Smithware House while walking back from west campus, into Brown residence hall on East campus Sept.

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