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The finding confirms that a cluster of cells that directs the fate of other cells in the developing embryo is evolutionarily conserved across the animal kingdom.

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Our Top 10 Innovations Contest is Now Accepting Submissions

By The Scientist Staff | May 14, 2018

Enter your new product to have a chance at being selected for a coveted spot in The Scientist’s 2018 competition.

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The extracellular matrix appears to inhibit regeneration; but scientists debate whether heart muscle really comes back.  

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Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean

By The Scientist Staff | May 2, 2018

The tools researchers used to study how this amphipod’s limbs develop could help inform our understanding of cell lineages and fates.

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Researchers stumbled across the connection while searching for ways to reduce vision problems in people with achromatopsia.

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The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.

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A trio of papers provide new insight into embryo development.

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Metastatic Knowledge

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2018

The research enterprise surrounding cancer spreads and changes as it explores multiple facets of the complex disease.

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Image of the Day: New Neurons

By The Scientist Staff | March 28, 2018

Scientists discover a molecular factor that allows them to follow neurons from birth to maturity.

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Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full

By Catherine Offord | March 28, 2018

Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults. 

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