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Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge

By | October 1, 2011

In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.

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UK Approves Embryonic Stem Cell Trial

By | September 22, 2011

The US company investigating the use of human embryonic stem cells to treat a type of macular dystrophy expands its clinical trials to the UK.

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Stem Cell Funding in Court…Again

By | September 20, 2011

Two scientists have appealed the ruling to allow federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research.

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Skipping Pluripotency

By | September 14, 2011

Researchers are developing ways to convert mature somatic cells from one cell type to another, avoiding the tumor-causing pluripotent stage associated with stem cells.

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Are All Stem Cells The Same?

By | September 14, 2011

Proteins in induced pluripotent stem cells and human embryonic stem cells are 99 percent similar.

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Amoebae Get Organized

By | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Developmental Biology

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Velcro Helps Muscles Grow

By | August 31, 2011

Stretching muscle cells as they grow helps promote the expression of growth factors.

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Weeding Out Bad Stem Cells

By | August 16, 2011

A new antibody cocktail can remove undifferentiated, tumor-forming cells from a mix of embryonic stem cells.

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Next Generation: Hundreds of Cell-Analyses at Once

By | August 11, 2011

A new microfluidics chip lets researchers analyze the nucleic acids of 300 individual cells simultaneously.

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Republicans To Cut Stem Cell Funding?

By | August 9, 2011

Most of the GOP presidential candidates would limit federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

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