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Non-coding RNAs Halt Cell Death

By | December 7, 2011

Long, non-coding regions of RNA can prevent red blood cells from committing suicide during the final stage of differentiation.

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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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A Possible Ebola Vaccine?

By | December 5, 2011

A new Ebola vaccine candidate protects mice against death and can be produced quickly in response to a bioterrorism threat.

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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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Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies

By | December 2, 2011

Lloyd Old, a researcher and former administrator of two cancer research institutes, passed away this week.

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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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Stem Cells Traced To Heart

By | December 1, 2011

New research suggests that a controversial class of stem cells originates in the heart and retains some ability to repair damaged tissue.

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An Eye for Stem Cells

By | December 1, 2011

Japanese researchers are launching an iPS cell trial for an untreatable eye disease, challenging ongoing embryonic stem cell trials.

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Cetacean Cures

By | December 1, 2011

Dolphins heal amazingly quickly from shark bites, with no swelling, infection, and seemingly little pain, but how do they do it?

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Nari's Shark Bite

By | December 1, 2011

In February 2009, a bottlenose dolphin named Nari swam up to the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort on Moreton Island off Australia’s Queensland. 

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