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Researching Research

By | April 28, 2014

Stanford University starts new center to study how scientific research can be improved.


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Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas

By | April 14, 2014

Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.

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Dealing with Irreproducibility

By | April 8, 2014

Researchers discuss the growing pressures that are driving increases in retraction rates at AACR.


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Week in Review: March 31–April 4

By | April 4, 2014

Transcriptional landscape of the fetal brain; how a parasitic worm invades plants; difficulties reproducing “breakthrough” heart regeneration method; oxytocin and dishonesty

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“Breakthrough” Tough to Reproduce

By | April 3, 2014

An independent group could not replicate the results of a highly cited heart regeneration protocol, while others say they have succeeded.  


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Mapping Gene Expression in the Fetal Brain

By | April 2, 2014

Researchers complete an atlas depicting gene expression across the developing human brain.

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Blogger Reports STAP Success

By | April 1, 2014

A stem-cell researcher claims to have reproduced stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency by following a revised protocol posted online last week.


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Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths

By | March 26, 2014

New research suggests that the wooly beasts may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct.

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More STAP Trouble

By | March 25, 2014

Researcher claims his failed attempt to reproduce stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency was rejected for publication.


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STAP Drama Continues

By | March 24, 2014

Nearly two months after researchers published papers showing that they could induce pluripotency with an external stressor, the work’s validity is still being challenged.



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