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Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells

By Bob Grant | October 13, 2014

Researchers craft hormone-producing pancreas cells from human embryonic stem cells, paving the way for a cell therapy to treat diabetes.


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Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity

By Ruth Williams | October 9, 2014

Mitochondrial mutations inherited from the mother can shorten a mouse’s lifespan.

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An Eye for Detail

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 1, 2014

Vision researcher John Dowling has spent a lifetime studying the neural architecture of the retina. He is closing his laboratory after 53 years, opting to extend these studies as a postdoc.


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Cone Cell Correctors

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | October 1, 2014

In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.


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Eye Spies

By Mary Beth Aberlin | October 1, 2014

An issue highlighting advances in vision research


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Guiding Light

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | October 1, 2014

Retinal glial cells acting as optical fibers shuttle longer wavelengths of light to individual cones.


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Joeanna Arthur: Charting a Path

By Kate Yandell | October 1, 2014

Project Scientist, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Age: 32


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Nuclear Cartography

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2014

Techniques for mapping chromosome conformation


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One Fish, Two Fish

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2014

Despite a lack of vision, a blind cavefish can count. Sort of.


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Sound and Light Show

By Tracy Vence | October 1, 2014

Sounds trigger a response in the visual cortex that predicts how accurately a person can identify a visual target.

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