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Dustup Over Lionfish Science Fair Project

By Bob Grant | July 23, 2014

A former graduate student says he feels slighted by a failure to attribute his contributions to a line of research regarding the salinity tolerances of an invasive species.

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Not All Stem Cells Created Equal

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 2, 2014

Compared to induced pluripotent stem cells generated from somatic cells, stem cells created by nuclear transfer appear to be closer to the genetic state of embryonic cells.

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Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice

By Tracy Vence | June 30, 2014

Mice infected with a malaria-causing parasite emit odors that are more attractive to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes than uninfected animals, a study shows.

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Light-Sensing Retina in a Dish

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 10, 2014

From human induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers grow 3-D retinal tissue that can sense light. 

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Minimal Toolkit for Stem Cell Self-Renewal

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 5, 2014

Researchers identify a network of a dozen transcription factors needed to maintain the pluripotent state of mouse embryonic stem cells. 

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More Doubt Cast Over Cardiac Stem Cells

By Kerry Grens | May 7, 2014

Contrary to previous reports, cell lineage tracing reveals stem cells in the heart rarely contribute to new muscle.

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Exosomes Vital for Heart Repair

By Kerry Grens | May 6, 2014

Reparations after a heart attack in mice depend not on stem cells, but on the exosomes they secrete.

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Rebuilding Missing Muscle

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 30, 2014

An acellular matrix can help guide stem cells to injury sites and regrow muscles in both mice and humans, a study finds.

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SCNT Picks Up Steam

By Kate Yandell | April 28, 2014

Study confirms that somatic cell nuclear transfer, an alternate method of creating patient-specific pluripotent stem cells, can be used to reprogram adult cells.

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Making Better Mesenchymal Stem Cells

By Laasya Samhita | March 27, 2014

Scientists generate a new crop of stem cells that show therapeutic potential in mouse models of autoimmune diseases.

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