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Reprogramming Redux

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 18, 2014

Can mechanical forces alone be manipulated to create stem-like cells?

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Life-Finding Expeditions

By Jef Akst | December 18, 2014

Researchers analyzing samples from the deepest-ever marine drilling expedition identify living microbes, while a team exploring the Arctic finds life thriving below the ice.

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Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?

By Jef Akst | December 11, 2014

Propolis, a natural product used by honeybees to repair their hives, stimulates hair growth in shaved mice.

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Enzyme Design

By Jef Akst | December 3, 2014

Researchers create synthetic enzymes in the lab, encoded by artificial genetic material.

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A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | December 1, 2014

A spring cleaning led to the rediscovery of Theodor Boveri’s microscope slides, presumed lost during World War II.

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Bespoke Cell Jackets

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2014

Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.

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New Piece of a Mysterious Channel

By Kerry Grens | November 25, 2014

Researchers have nailed down yet another component of the mechanotransduction complex responsible for relaying signals from hair cells in the ear.

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Mapping the Human Proteome

By Jef Akst | November 10, 2014

A comprehensive map of human proteins throughout the body identifies the testes as home to the most unique blend of gene products.

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Enhanced Enhancers

By Eric Olson | November 1, 2014

The recent discovery of super-enhancers may offer new drug targets for a range of diseases.

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Mitochondria Munchers

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.

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