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Old-School Fish Guides

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 18, 2014

Experienced fish may be critical for keeping migrating populations on track, a study finds.

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Stem Cells Remember Substrates

By Kerry Grens | March 16, 2014

The stiffness of a culture substrate affects the fates of stem cells.  

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Stress-Induced Stem Cell Method Questioned

By Tracy Vence | February 19, 2014

Researchers report difficulty replicating the results of studies touting a new method to reprogram stem cells.

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Stem Cell Lines Not Fit for Clinic

By Kerry Grens | February 6, 2014

Most stem cell lines registered with the NIH don’t comply with the FDA’s guidelines for human use, according to a new report.  

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New Method for Reprogramming Cells

By Kerry Grens | January 29, 2014

An external stressor, such as low pH or a mechanical squeeze, can send differentiated mouse cells back to a pluripotent state.

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Settlement Signal

By Abby Olena | January 9, 2014

A marine bacterium generates contractile structures that are essential for the metamorphosis of a tubeworm.

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Surface Texture Influences Differentiation

By Kate Yandell | December 18, 2013

The topography of a stem cell’s environment can influence cilia length, which in turn modulates cell signaling and development.

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Inducing Pluripotency Every Time

By Ed Yong | September 18, 2013

By removing a single gene, adult cells can be reprogrammed into a stem-like state with nearly 100 percent efficiency.

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Bird, Fish, and Fly Cells Reprogrammed

By Kerry Grens | September 5, 2013

Using mouse genes, researchers partially transform differentiated, non-mammalian cells into pluripotent stem cells.

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Lab-Grown Model Brains

By Ed Yong | August 28, 2013

Three-dimensional tissues called “cerebral organoids” can model the earliest stages of brain development.

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