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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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Understanding Global Migration

By Tracy Vence | November 4, 2015

World Science Forum panelists discuss how scientists can better decipher the factors that drive global migration in order to affect policy change.

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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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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2015

October 2015's selection of notable quotes

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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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Duke Cardiologist Tapped to Lead FDA

By Bob Grant | September 17, 2015

The Obama administration has nominated Robert Califf, a researcher who conducted large clinical trials, as the next person to head the country’s drug approval agency.

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Tide Shifting on Embryo Gene Editing?

By Bob Grant | September 11, 2015

An international bioethics group says that research that involves editing genes in human embryos can be valuable, though it doesn’t approve of making “designer babies.”

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