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Rising Waters Wash Away Cell Lines

By Jef Akst | July 11, 2011

A Danish cell bank scrambles to save irreplaceable cell and tissue samples in the wake of a flood.

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Medical Journal Editors Quit

By Jef Akst | July 7, 2011

Unhappy with management, two editors-in-chief of the Croatian Medical Journal bid the publication goodbye.

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Brain Cells Self-Amplify

By Jef Akst | July 5, 2011

A certain type of neural precursor does it all—replaces itself, differentiates into specialized brain cells, and multiplies into more stem-cell-like cells.

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Pain-Free Love

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

Love can buffer people from pain by invoking feelings of safety and reassurance.

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Americans Support Stem Cell Research

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.

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The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.

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Stem Cells from Banked Blood

By Jef Akst | June 28, 2011

New research demonstrates the feasibility of generating iPS cells from blood samples and using them to produce multiple tissue types.

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Darwin Goes Digital

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 24, 2011

Much of Charles Darwin’s personal library–both his books and what he wrote within them--is now available online.

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Spit test predicts age

By Megan Scudellari | June 23, 2011

Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.

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Head trauma in the funny pages

By Richard P. Grant | June 17, 2011

Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.

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