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Where the Wild Things Were

By Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014

Conservationists are reintroducing large animals to areas they once roamed, providing ecologists with the chance to assess whether such “rewilding” efforts can restore lost ecosystems.

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Adult-to-Stem Cells

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 21, 2014

An international team has created human embryonic stem cells from adult skin cells for the first time.

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Vegetative States Probed with PET

By Bob Grant | April 17, 2014

Researchers find that positron emission tomography scans can help determine the degree to which some vegetative patients retain consciousness.

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Origins of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Uncovered

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 15, 2014

Researchers construct a family tree of group A Streptococcus to trace the evolution of a “flesh-eating” strain.

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Evolutionarily Distinct Birds Ranked

By Jef Akst | April 11, 2014

Researchers collate a list of the 100 most rare and unique avian species facing extinction.

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Study: Coffee Cuts Cancer Risk

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 10, 2014

Evidence presented at AACR suggests that daily coffee consumption may cut a person’s risk of developing a form of liver cancer.

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Amoeba Eats Cells Alive

By Ed Yong | April 9, 2014

The intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica kills host cells by tearing pieces from them, which it then eats.

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Stripes Shoo Flies

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 4, 2014

Zebras evolved stripes to prevent pesky biting flies from landing on them, a study finds.

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The Right to Not Know

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 2, 2014

Patients should be able to decline learning about incidental genetic findings when undergoing whole-genome screens, according to new expert recommendations.

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Commander of an Immune Flotilla

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2014

With much of his early career dictated by US Navy interests, Carl June drew inspiration from malaria, bone marrow transplantation, and HIV in his roundabout path to a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy.

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