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New Stem Cell State

By | December 10, 2014

Through cellular reprogramming, researchers have produced a novel pluripotent mouse stem cell in vitro.

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Genome Digest

By | December 5, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Valuable Cord Blood Sits Unused

By | December 5, 2014

High costs are keeping patients from using stem cells harvested from umbilical cords.

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Vanishing Y Chromosomes

By | December 4, 2014

A new study reveals an association between smoking and rates of Y chromosome loss in blood cells, which may explain elevated cancer risk among male smokers.

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Bat Navigation Revealed

By | December 4, 2014

As the flying mammals navigate complex environments, they make use of specialized brain cells that cooperate to build a coordinate system that works in three dimensions.

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Platelets Fan Inflammation

By | December 4, 2014

The circulating blood cells bind to neutrophils, prompting inflammation-related activity in these immune cell partners.

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Gut Microbes Trigger Malaria-Fighting Antibodies

By | December 4, 2014

A carbohydrate antigen found on cells of E. coli and other species prompts a potent immune response against malaria-causing parasites in mice.

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Complexities of Carbon Lowering

By | December 2, 2014

Iron fertilization might be less efficient at storing carbon in the deep ocean than previously reported.

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Opinion: On “Funding Research in Africa”

By | November 28, 2014

A letter to The Scientist from NIH Director Francis Collins and Wellcome Trust Director Jeremy Farrar

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Mosquito Genomes Galore

By | November 27, 2014

Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research.

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