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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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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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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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Key Osmotic Channel Protein Identified

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 10, 2014

A little-studied protein appears to be a critical part of the perplexing channel that prevents cells from bursting.

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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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Bridging Two Worlds

By Rachel Bernstein | April 4, 2014

Lynne Quarmby’s love of the natural world inspires her to explore beyond her cell biology lab through art.

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Week in Review: March 31–April 4

By Tracy Vence | April 4, 2014

Transcriptional landscape of the fetal brain; how a parasitic worm invades plants; difficulties reproducing “breakthrough” heart regeneration method; oxytocin and dishonesty

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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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