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Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?

By | April 1, 2012

A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.

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How to Make Eyeball Stew

By | March 1, 2012

Editor's choice in developmental biology

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Model Citizen

By | March 1, 2012

With an eye to understanding animal regeneration, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado has turned a freshwater planarian into a model system to watch.

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How Tigers Get Their Stripes

By | February 22, 2012

For the first time researchers have demonstrated the molecular tango that gives rise to repeating patterns in developing animal embryos.

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Alzheimer's Drugs Harmful?

By | February 20, 2012

The researcher who helped develop an Alzheimer's treatment now in clinical trials warns that the compound may actually impair memory.

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Cell Change Up

By | February 9, 2012

Imaging cell cytoskeletons during early embryonic development leads researchers to uncover a new regulator of cell shape

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Obama Promises $156 Million to Alzheimer’s

By | February 9, 2012

The president’s administration will increase funding for the debilitating neurodegenerative disease this year and next. But where will the money come from?

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Contributors

February 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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On the Menu

By | February 1, 2012

Digestion on the cellular level: two mysteries examined

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Switching the Bait

By | February 1, 2012

Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers

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