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Tension Tracker

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 1, 2014

For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.


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Making New Spinal Neurons

By Ed Yong | February 25, 2014

With a single gene, scientists reprogram supporting cells in the spines of living mice into new neurons.


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Triglyceride Clock

By Abby Olena | February 10, 2014

The timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice, according to a study.


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More Retractions for Fallen Scientist

By Kerry Grens | February 7, 2014

Molecular and Cellular Biology pulls five papers from endocrinologist Shigeaki Kato.

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Meiosis Maven

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 1, 2014

Fueled by her love of visual data and addicted to chromosomes, Abby Dernburg continues to study how homologous chromosomes find each other during gamete formation.

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Week in Review: January 27–31

By Tracy Vence | January 31, 2014

Stimulus-triggered pluripotency; antioxidants speed lung tumor growth; the importance of seminal vesicles; how a plant pathogen jumps hosts


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Week in Review: January 20–24

By Tracy Vence | January 24, 2014

Mistimed sleep disrupts human transcriptome; canine tumor genome; de novo Drosophila genes; UVA light lowers blood pressure; aquatic microfauna fight frog-killing fungus


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Bacterial Persisters

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2014

A bacterial gene shuts down the cell's own protein synthesis, which sends the bacterium into dormancy and allows it to outlast antibiotics.


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By Abby Olena and Tracy Vence | January 1, 2014

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


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The Bright Side of Prions

By Randal Halfmann | January 1, 2014

Associated with numerous neurological diseases, misfolded proteins may also play decisive roles in normal cellular functioning.  


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