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Stem Cells: Safe Haven For TB

By Nsikan Akpan | February 5, 2013

Tuberculosis bacteria find shelter from drugs and the body’s defenses in bone marrow stem cells.


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Modeling All Life?

By Ed Yong | January 28, 2013

A proposal to simulate all of Earth’s ecosystems is exposing a rift between small and big ecology.


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Bespoke Stem Cells for Brain Disease

By Nsikan Akpan | January 15, 2013

Scientists use virus-free gene therapy on patient-derived stem cells to repair spinal muscular atrophy in mice.


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Debate Over Stem Cell Effectiveness

By Ed Yong | January 9, 2013

Reprogrammed stem cells are not attacked by the immune system, or are they?

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Beetles Warm BC Forests

By Sabrina Richards | November 27, 2012

Using satellite data, researchers calculate that mountain pine beetle infestations raise summertime temperatures in British Columbia’s pine forests by 1 degree Celsius.


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A Root Cause of Parkinson’s

By Ruth Williams | November 15, 2012

Misfolded α-synuclein proteins promote the spread of Parkinson’s pathology in mouse brains.

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BioTime Seeks Geron Stem Cell Assets

By Vicki Brower | November 13, 2012

Two former Geron CEOs make a bid for the company’s defunct human embryonic stem cell business.

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Viruses Affect Cell Reprogramming

By Sabrina Richards | October 25, 2012

Viral vectors used to carry transcription factors that de-differentiate cells into a stem-cell-like state are themselves a key factor in efficient reprogramming.


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Natural-Born Doctors

By Sabrina Richards | October 23, 2012

Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?


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New Culprit for Parkinson’s?

By Dan Cossins | October 17, 2012

Scientists use human stem cells to show that nuclear defects may play a role in Parkinson’s disease, and suggest a way to reverse the problem.


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