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The Complex Tissue Shop

By Cristina Luiggi | December 7, 2011

Over the past decade, researchers at RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have generated complex tissues, including mouse retinas and Purkinje cells (a type of neuron) that integrated appropriately into the mouse fetal brain.


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Salaries for University Presidents

By Edyta Zielinska | December 6, 2011

Some university presidents are earning more than ever despite their schools’ poor performance.


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The DNA Data Problem

By Bob Grant | December 5, 2011

Has life science reached a tipping point in how it handles mountains of genomic information?


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Stem Cells: Old vs. New

By Bob Grant | December 2, 2011

A new study finds key differences between established and new human embryonic stem cell lines.


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Astronaut Worms Return from Space

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2011

After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.


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EU Seeks $100 Billion for Research

By Tia Ghose | December 1, 2011

In the midst of the continent’s economic troubles, the European Commission is pushing for a big rise in science funding.


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Shortness Gene Identified

By Tia Ghose | November 29, 2011

Deleted gene regions may cause some people to be of extremely short stature.


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DNA Barcoding Boom

By Jef Akst | November 29, 2011

This week, 450 scientists and industry experts gather at the University of Adelaide in Australia to discuss one of the latest fads in biology—species identification with minimal DNA.


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Sweet Potato Gets Funding

By Tia Ghose | November 23, 2011

Two research centers have announced funding for scientists to study the Thanksgiving staple


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Science Avoids Big Budget Cuts

By Jef Akst | November 22, 2011

Congress has passed a spending bill that spares some of the country’s biggest science agencies from the worst of the deficit-reduction measures.


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