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Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 38

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The Skin We’re In

By Robert Norman | May 1, 2014

Beneath maladies of the skin lie psychosocial stigma and pain.

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Neuroaesthetics

By Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014

Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.

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Inactive Actin

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2014

Clathrin-mediated endocytosis shuts down during mitosis in eukaryotic cells because all of the required actin is hoarded by the cytoskeleton.

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Rare Fat Keeps Fly from Freezing

By Sandhya Sekar | April 30, 2014

Researchers report the first evidence of cryopreservation by an overwintering insect in which stores of an uncommon lipid are critical.

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Week in Review: April 21–25

By Tracy Vence | April 25, 2014

Evolution of Y chromosome; delivering gene with “bionic ears”; diversity of an important cyanobacterium; charting genome-sequencing progress; blockbuster pharma deals

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How Artistic Brains Differ

By Jef Akst | April 18, 2014

A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists.

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Artificial Blood Is Patient-Ready

By Jef Akst | April 16, 2014

In the midst of news that engineered organs are being implanted into animals and people, researchers announce the creation of artificial blood for transplant.

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Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas

By Jef Akst | April 14, 2014

Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.

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Week in Review: April 7–11

By Tracy Vence | April 11, 2014

Stress and telomere length in children; osmotic channel protein identified; amoeba nibbles, then kills cells; amphetamine and mental disorder risk; news from AACR

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