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Dermatologically Derived

By | April 1, 2014

Inspired by turkey skin, researchers devise a bacteriophage-based sensor whose color changes upon binding specific molecules.

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New Blood, circa 1914

By | April 1, 2014

World War I provided testing grounds for novel blood-transfusion techniques.

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STAP Confusion Abounds

By | March 31, 2014

Stem cells supposedly derived by the new method of stimulus-induced acquisition of pluripotency may have come from mouse strains other than those claimed.

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Virus Continues to Plague Midwest

By | March 28, 2014

Researchers identify six new cases of the tick-borne Heartland virus in Missouri and Tennessee.

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Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate

By | March 27, 2014

A constitutional court upholds the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and more.

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STAP Drama Continues

By | March 24, 2014

Nearly two months after researchers published papers showing that they could induce pluripotency with an external stressor, the work’s validity is still being challenged.

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Doubling Up on Brain Power

By | March 19, 2014

Europe and the United States launch a collaboration linking their government-backed initiatives to study the human brain.

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Ancient Moss Reincarnated

By | March 18, 2014

Antarctic moss beds that have been frozen for more than 1,500 years yield plants that can be brought back to life in the lab.

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Music on the Mind

By | March 13, 2014

Three new studies delve into humans’ creation and perception of music.

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PLOS Clarifies Data Policy

By | March 11, 2014

Following the publisher’s announcement of an updated policy for the sharing of data underlying its open-access publications, PLOS apologizes for the confusion.

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