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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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Obscure Organelle in Stem Cells and Cancer

By | September 11, 2011

Cellular structures known as midbodies, formed during cell division, appear to accumulate in stem cells and cancer cells, hinting at a potential function for these once-disregarded organelles.

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Bacteria Clean Up

By | September 7, 2011

Hair-like extensions on microbes that remove uranium and other metals from contaminated groundwater could one day help clean up after radiation spills.

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Stem Cells Induced for Conservation

By | September 4, 2011

Researchers generate pluripotent stem cells from two endangered species in hopes of learning more about the near-extinct animals.

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Next Generation: Cellular Nanothermometer

By | September 2, 2011

Quantum dots, typically used in imaging, also relay temperature changes within a cell.

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Amoebae Get Organized

By | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Developmental Biology

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Vive la Différence

By | September 1, 2011

Measuring how individual cells differ from each other will enhance the predictive power of biology.

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Deep Tissue Treatment

By | September 1, 2011

A new, genetically encoded tag for electron microscopy may revolutionize studies of specific proteins in cells and tissues.

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Ribosomes in Control

By | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Cell Biology

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