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Ovarian Stem Cells in Humans?

By Sabrina Richards | February 27, 2012

Adult human ovaries contain a population of stem cells capable of generating immature egg cells.

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Long Live the Y

By Megan Scudellari | February 22, 2012

Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Y chromosome is not necessarily rotting away.

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Boozing for Better Health

By Megan Scudellari | February 16, 2012

Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.

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Opinion: What Is Life?

By Edward N. Trifonov | February 16, 2012

Designing the simplest possible living organism artificially may lend clues as to what life is.

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Next Generation: Rockets for the Gut

By Edyta Zielinska | February 14, 2012

Researchers develop a tiny device that motors around the stomach, fueled by its acidic environment.

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Freeze-tolerant Flies

By Sabrina Richards | February 13, 2012

Two steps help Drosophila melanogaster larvae survive freezing conditions.

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Next Generation: World’s First Nano-ear

By Megan Scudellari | February 10, 2012

A new device can detect sounds a million times fainter than the hearing threshold of the human ear.

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Sex, Deconstructed

By Megan Scudellari | February 2, 2012

Hormones in the brain control sex-specific behaviors by activating individual genetic programs.

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RNA Chases Its Tail

By Sabrina Richards | February 2, 2012

New research suggests that circular RNA transcripts are not as rare as previously thought.

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Gain a Chromosome and Adapt

By Sabrina Richards | January 30, 2012

Research in yeast shows that aneuploidy is both a consequence of and an adaptation to stress.

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