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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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Python Auto-Pilot

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 20, 2014

Invasive snakes in Florida show evidence of a compass sense they use to navigate back to home territory.

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Old-School Fish Guides

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 18, 2014

Experienced fish may be critical for keeping migrating populations on track, a study finds.

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Ancient Moss Reincarnated

By Jef Akst | March 18, 2014

Antarctic moss beds that have been frozen for more than 1,500 years yield plants that can be brought back to life in the lab.

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Goat Pheromone Double Whammy

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 3, 2014

A single molecule emitted by male goats may influence female goat physiology and behavior.

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A Twist of Fate

By Jonathan Slack | March 1, 2014

Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.

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Exosome Tentacles

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2014

Unlike the usual smooth, spherical shape of exosomes, glioblastoma-derived exosomes appear to have long nanofilaments protruding from their surfaces.

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