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Contributors

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Elusive Receptor ID’d

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2014

Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants.

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Fighting Cancer with Nanomedicine

By Dean Ho | April 1, 2014

Nanotechnology-based therapeutics will revolutionize cancer treatment.

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Going Long

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Researchers discover a tool to trigger an uncommon strategy cancer cells can use to lengthen their telomeres.

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Maria Spies: Molecular Machinist

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Associate Professor, Biochemistry, University of Iowa, Age: 40

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Molecular Multitasker

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 1, 2014

Scientists create a way to isolate mRNA from a single living cell within a tissue.

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Search and Destroy

By Mary Beth Aberlin | April 1, 2014

Turning a patient’s immune cells into cancer-fighting weapons

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Stem Cell Alter Egos

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Researchers show that cancer stem cells can exist in two distinct and interconvertible states.

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Overcoming Resistance

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2014

In the face of bacterial threats that can evade modern medicines, researchers are trying every trick in the book to develop new, effective antibiotics.

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Cysteine Aids Mice with Huntington’s

By Kerry Grens | March 31, 2014

Rodent models of Huntington’s disease show dysfunctional cysteine production, and adding the amino acid to their diets seems to relieve symptoms.  

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