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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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Cysteine Aids Mice with Huntington’s

By Kerry Grens | March 31, 2014

Rodent models of Huntington’s disease show dysfunctional cysteine production, and adding the amino acid to their diets seems to relieve symptoms.  


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STAP Confusion Abounds

By Jef Akst | March 31, 2014

Stem cells supposedly derived by the new method of stimulus-induced acquisition of pluripotency may have come from mouse strains other than those claimed.


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Gut Microbes Gobble Cocoa

By Tracy Vence | March 19, 2014

Commensal bacteria that populate the human gastrointestinal tract help digest dark chocolate, releasing anti-inflammatory compounds, researchers report.

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Week in Review: March 3–7

By Tracy Vence | March 7, 2014

The gene behind a butterfly’s mimicry; the evolution of adipose fins; bacteria and bowel cancer; plants lacking plastid genomes


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Bacteria’s Role in Bowel Cancer

By Ashley P. Taylor | March 3, 2014

The development of serrated polyps depends on bacteria present in the gut, a mouse study shows.  


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