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Zebrafish Embryos Survive Deep Freeze and Quick Thaw

By | July 28, 2017

In a first, scientists reanimate the fish using embedded gold nanoparticles that heat up cells by absorbing laser light.

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The genomes of two species of water bears reveal clues about how they persist in extreme conditions, yet don’t resolve the animals’ debated evolutionary story.

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Two freely available databases include data on hundreds of human cancer cell lines. 

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Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness

By | July 26, 2017

The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.

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Stem Cells in the Hypothalamus Slow Aging in Mice

By | July 26, 2017

Once implanted into animals’ brains, neural stem cells that secrete microRNA-containing vesicles seem to contribute to an anti-aging effect.

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Opinion: Biobanking Has a Consent Dilemma

By | July 25, 2017

Is the deep uncertainty surrounding fundamental legal and ethical norms putting biobanks in a precarious position? 

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A new method stimulates B cells to make human antigen-specific antibodies, obviating the need for vaccinating blood donors or hunting for rare B cells.

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North Korean Travel Ban Could Disrupt Studies

By | July 24, 2017

Rare and hard-fought academic partnerships are left in limbo.

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How Salvador Dalí’s Mustache Endured Death

By | July 23, 2017

Forensic experts explain. 

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Mammalian Immunity: What’s RNAi Got to Do with It?

By | July 21, 2017

A new study adds to the evidence that mammalian cells can use small interfering RNAs to defend against viruses, but questions remain about physiological importance.

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