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Pluripotency Bots

By | January 1, 2016

A tour of efforts to automate the production and differentiation of induced pluripotent stem cells

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All Together Now

By | January 1, 2016

Understanding the biological roots of cooperation might help resolve some of the biggest scientific challenges we face.

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Picking Up the Pace

By | January 1, 2016

FDA designations promise to expedite the approval of drugs for conditions ranging from infectious disease to cancer.

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Viral Soldiers

By | January 1, 2016

Phage therapy to combat bacterial infections is garnering attention for the second time in 100 years, but solid clinical support for its widespread use is still lacking.

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Papers Pulled for Image Manipulation

By | December 30, 2015

Scientists retract two studies from the Journal of Virology, citing another case of an author tinkering with figures.

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Second Contagious Cancer Found in Tasmanian Devils

By | December 29, 2015

A second fatal, transmissible cancer has been identified in the already endangered species.  

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The Top 10 Retractions of 2015

By | December 23, 2015

A look at this year’s most memorable retractions

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Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease

By | December 21, 2015

Italian scientists are under investigation for allegedly worsening the transmission of a pathogen that is decimating olive groves in Puglia.

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Year in Review: Hot Topics

By | December 21, 2015

In 2015, The Scientist dove deep into the latest research on aging, HIV, hearing, and obesity.

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When the Flu Vax Fails

By | December 16, 2015

The status of a person’s immune system can predict when a seasonal flu vaccination will not provide sufficient protection, according to a study. 

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