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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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All Eyes On Stem Cells

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2014

See the striking images behind the quest to develop stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders.

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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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Eyes on the Prize

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2014

A handful of stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders are showing promise in early-stage trials, and still more are in development. But there’s a long road to travel before patients see real benefit.  

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Nuclear Cartography

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2014

Techniques for mapping chromosome conformation

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The Ocular Microbiome

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | October 1, 2014

Researchers are beginning to study in depth the largely uncharted territory of the eye’s microbial composition.

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Soil Microbiome of Central Park

By Jef Akst | September 30, 2014

Nearly 600 soil samples from New York City’s famous park reveal that the urban environment harbors just as much biodiversity as natural ecosystems across the globe.

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Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists

By Bob Grant | September 25, 2014

Using citation statistics, the firm forecasts which researchers are likely to take home science’s top honors this year.

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Intensive Loss of Gut Bacteria Diversity

By Molly Sharlach | September 23, 2014

Lengthy stints in intensive care units pare down patients’ gut microflora, a study shows.

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