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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.


People who report having enjoyed amphetamine are more likely to have gene variants associated with protection against attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder and schizophrenia, a study shows.


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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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Misconduct Found in STAP Case

By Jef Akst | April 2, 2014

An investigating committee at Japan’s RIKEN research center finds evidence of falsification and fabrication in two recent Nature papers that touted a new way to induce pluripotency.

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Elusive Receptor ID’d

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2014

Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants.


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Going Long

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Researchers discover a tool to trigger an uncommon strategy cancer cells can use to lengthen their telomeres.


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Maria Spies: Molecular Machinist

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Associate Professor, Biochemistry, University of Iowa, Age: 40


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Molecular Multitasker

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 1, 2014

Scientists create a way to isolate mRNA from a single living cell within a tissue.


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Stem Cell Alter Egos

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Researchers show that cancer stem cells can exist in two distinct and interconvertible states.

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