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Contributors

By | April 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Guts and Glory

By | April 1, 2016

An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.

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Parallel Plagues

By | April 1, 2016

Like cancer, ecological scourges result from the breakdown of regulatory processes, and may be treated with similar logic.

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Putting the Pee in Pluripotency

By | April 1, 2016

One man’s waste is another man’s treasure trove of stem cells.

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How Zika Infiltrates Developing Brains

By | March 30, 2016

Zika virus may commandeer a receptor on the surface of neural progenitor cells, scientists show.

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Simplified Magnetogenetics

By | March 25, 2016

A new technique allows researchers to rapidly and reversibly activate neurons with a magnetically sensitive protein.

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Karolinska Lets Macchiarini Go

By | March 24, 2016

The embattled artificial organ researcher has been dismissed over the fallout from several misconduct allegations leveled against him.

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Recovering Lost Memories

By | March 21, 2016

Researchers use optogenetics to induce recall in an Alzheimer’s mouse model, suggesting the disease may not destroy memories permanently.

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Observing Nascent Neurons in Action

By | March 14, 2016

Scientists image the activity of adult-born neurons in the brains of waking mice, and reveal roles for the cells in learning and memory.

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CRISPRi-Controlled Gene Expression

By | March 10, 2016

A variation of the gene-editing technique can more precisely and efficiently downregulate the expression of target genes than traditional CRISPR/Cas9.

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