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Incentivizing Breakthroughs

With scientific funding on shaky ground, big-dollar competitions offer a new way for life-science innovators to bring their ideas to fruition.

Along Came a Spider

Researchers are turning to venom peptides to protect crops from their most devastating pests.

Sorting Made Simpler

A guide to affordable, compact fluorescence-activated cell sorters

Speaking of Science

December 2014's selection of notable quotes

A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992

A spring cleaning led to the rediscovery of Theodor Boveri’s microscope slides, presumed lost during World War II.

A Race Against Extinction

Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.

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The TS 2014 Gift Guide

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Presents for the scientists and science-lovers on your shopping list

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Repurposed Retroviruses

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B cells have commandeered ancient viral sequences in the genome to transmit antigen signals.

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Behavior Brief

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A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Reprogramming Redux

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Can mechanical forces alone be manipulated to create stem-like cells?

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

The pharmaceutical giant will pay an undisclosed price to acquire Bina Technologies.

RIKEN’s Haruko Obokata fails to replicate stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency.

Citizen-scientist data obtained through the U.K.’s National Bat Monitoring Programme show that populations of 10 bat species have stabilized or are growing.

The over-the-counter drug increases life span in yeast, nematode worms, and fruit flies, a study shows.

Current Issue

December 2014

Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.

Bats harbor diverse pathogens, including Ebola, Marburg, SARS, and MERS viruses. Understanding why could help researchers stymie deadly emerging diseases.

The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.

A spring cleaning led to the rediscovery of Theodor Boveri’s microscope slides, presumed lost during World War II.

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Watch scenes from the 2013 World Dairy Expo, where KHW Regiment Apple-Red-ET won the reserve championship while her clone took home the grand championship.

Meet the researchers behind ATHENA, the project that aims to create a system of linked model human organs that may revolutionize drug development.

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Robust, reliable operation for single and dual culture modes.

Leica Microsystems Previews Light Sheet Module for Confocal Microscope for Gentle and Fast Live Imaging

INTEGRA has introduced a Three Position Stage for its VIAFLO 96 and VIAFLO 384 handheld benchtop pipettes.

The new Micronic 24-2 rack accommodates twenty-four 3.00ml tissue storage tubes.

Irvine Scientific Introduces DMSO-Free, Chemically-Defined Cryopreservation Solution for Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Universal Hybrid Detector for Single Molecule Detection and Imaging.

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Marie-Paule Kieny started off her comment oh so right, but then continued oh so wrong.  In this case, forget the bioethicists. Kieny should have said, "We need to tell the bioethicists that there is no other choice."


- Unknown, Bioethics of Experimental Ebola Treatments
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