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The Complex Tissue Shop

By | December 7, 2011

Over the past decade, researchers at RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have generated complex tissues, including mouse retinas and Purkinje cells (a type of neuron) that integrated appropriately into the mouse fetal brain.

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Salaries for University Presidents

By | December 6, 2011

Some university presidents are earning more than ever despite their schools’ poor performance.

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Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics

By | December 5, 2011

Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.

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Sleep Aid Revives Unconscious?

By | December 5, 2011

A traditional drug to treat insomnia shows surprising promise in awaking minimally conscious patients.

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Stem Cells: Old vs. New

By | December 2, 2011

A new study finds key differences between established and new human embryonic stem cell lines.

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Stapel Paper Retracted

By | December 2, 2011

The Dutch Psychologist who’s made headlines recently for a massive case of scientific fraud has a Science paper retracted.

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Astronaut Worms Return from Space

By | December 1, 2011

After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.

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Citizen Science Goes Marine

By | November 30, 2011

A new public science project asks people at home to match whale songs in hopes of better understanding their language.

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Evolutionary Pioneer Dies at 73

By | November 28, 2011

Lynn Margulis, an innovative thinker who proposed symbiosis as a major mechanism for speciation, passed away last week.

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Science Avoids Big Budget Cuts

By | November 22, 2011

Congress has passed a spending bill that spares some of the country’s biggest science agencies from the worst of the deficit-reduction measures.

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