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Joeanna Arthur: Charting a Path

Project Scientist, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Age: 32

Eyes on the Prize

A handful of stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders are showing promise in early-stage trials, and still more are in development.

Nuclear Cartography

Techniques for mapping chromosome conformation

An Eye for Detail

Vision researcher John Dowling has spent a lifetime studying the neural architecture of the retina. He is closing his laboratory after 53 years, opting to extend these studies as a postdoc.

Sleep Tight

Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.

Speaking of Vision Science

October 2014’s selection of notable quotes

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

Gut microbiome analysis reveals protective bacteria that enhance resistance to persistent Clostridium difficile infections.

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How Rice Overcomes Arsenic

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Researchers have discovered a transporter protein in rice that sequesters arsenic in vacuoles, preventing the toxic element from traveling into grains.

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Ancient Sex

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Fossils of an extinct, armored fish challenge current understanding of when copulation and internal fertilization evolved in jawed vertebrates.

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Myelin’s Role in Motor Learning

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The production of new myelin in the brain—a function of non-neuronal glial cells—may be necessary for motor learning, a mouse study shows.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

A new report from the World Health Organization finds that tuberculosis has infected hundreds of thousands more people around the world than was estimated a year ago.

Travel restrictions and Ebola aid; analyses of DTC genetic tests; Stanford’s John Ioannidis on promoting “replication culture”

A genome-wide association study identifies a SNP that could help explain the relatively low rates of breast cancer among Latina women.

Five-thousand years after agricultural practices spread across Neolithic Europe, human populations remained unable to digest sugars from the milk of mammals.

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October 2014

Using the latest technologies, researchers are constructing novel prosthetic devices to restore vision in the blind.

Color vision as we know it resulted from one fortuitous genetic event after another.

Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?

An overview of visual processing

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An overview of visual processing

See the striking images behind the quest to develop stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders.

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GE Healthcare Life Sciences launches Capto™ S ImpAct cation exchange chromatography medium for efficient and flexible purification of monoclonal antibodies (MAbs).

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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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