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Blood Cell Development Reimagined

By Bob Grant | November 9, 2015

A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.

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Shire Buys Rare Disease Drug Developer

By Tracy Vence | November 2, 2015

The Irish drugmaker is set to acquire the Massachusetts-based Dyax in a $5.9 billion deal.

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Adding Padding

By Karen Zusi | November 1, 2015

Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.

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Stem Cell Therapy In Utero

By Kerry Grens | October 13, 2015

An upcoming clinical trial aims to correct for a disease of fragile bones in affected babies before they are born.

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Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Four types of gut bacteria found in babies’ stool may help researchers predict the future development of asthma.

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Sex on the Brain

By Margaret M. McCarthy | October 1, 2015

Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.

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Sex Differences in the Brain

By Margaret M. McCarthy | October 1, 2015

How male and female brains diverge is a hotly debated topic, but the study of model organisms points to differences that cannot be ignored.

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Whaling Specimens, 1930s

By Amanda B. Keener | September 1, 2015

Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.

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Hearing Help

By Kate Yandell | September 1, 2015

For decades, the only remedies for hearing loss were devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Now, the first pharmaceutical treatments may be on the way.  

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Q&A: Placental Ponderings

By Christopher Coe | August 27, 2015

Biologist Christopher Coe answers readers’ questions about the prescient organ.

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