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Two studies report methods to mimic human fetal brain development using neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells that form 3-D, brain-like structures. 

The Scientist's Bob Grant and Tracy Vence are in the nation's capital, covering the demonstration designed to celebrate the research enterprise and advocate for evidence-based policymaking.

The Scientist's Kerry Grens is in Chicago, covering the demonstration designed to celebrate the research enterprise and advocate for evidence-based policymaking.

The Scientist's Diana Kwon is in Berlin, Germany, covering the demonstration designed to celebrate the research enterprise and advocate for evidence-based policymaking.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

CLARITY made mouse bones transparent while preserving fluorescent labels so researchers could visualize tagged osteoprogenitors.

The resilient rodents switch to fructose metabolism in order to survive for up to 18 minutes in anaerobic conditions.

The lungs of extremely premature lambs supported in a closed, sterile environment that enables fluid-based gas exchange grow and develop normally, researchers report.

The president has announced that he will continue the Obama-era tradition of showcasing school children’s science projects at the White House.

Current Issue

April 2017

Issue Cover: Targeting Tumors

Researchers unravel the sophisticated ways cancers evade treatments, including immunotherapies, designed to destroy them.

Tumors’ mutations can encode the seeds of their own destruction, in the form of immunogenic peptides recognized by T cells.

Across many diseases, taking medication at specific times of day may make the therapy more effective.

In the middle of the 20th century, the National Cancer Institute began testing plant extracts for chemotherapeutic potential—helping to discover some drugs still in use today.

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The Scientist’s Bob Grant caught up with demonstrators who participated in the March for Science in Washington, DC, on April 22.

Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.

The Marketplace

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Hollow fiber bioreactors (HFBRs) allow cells to be cultured at tissue-like densities over long periods of time. HFBRs are effective for in vitro assays and the generation of biologics. Download this white paper from FiberCell Systems to learn more.

The new platform processes thousands of cells per day, providing scalable, sensitive, single-cell sequencing.

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