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Skipping Pluripotency

By Jef Akst | September 14, 2011

Researchers are developing ways to convert mature somatic cells from one cell type to another, avoiding the tumor-causing pluripotent stage associated with stem cells.

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Obscure Organelle in Stem Cells and Cancer

By Kerry Grens | September 11, 2011

Cellular structures known as midbodies, formed during cell division, appear to accumulate in stem cells and cancer cells, hinting at a potential function for these once-disregarded organelles.

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Bacteria Clean Up

By Jef Akst | September 7, 2011

Hair-like extensions on microbes that remove uranium and other metals from contaminated groundwater could one day help clean up after radiation spills.

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Next Generation: Cellular Nanothermometer

By Kerry Grens | September 2, 2011

Quantum dots, typically used in imaging, also relay temperature changes within a cell.

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Vive la Différence

By H. Steven Wiley | September 1, 2011

Measuring how individual cells differ from each other will enhance the predictive power of biology.

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Deep Tissue Treatment

By Tia Ghose | September 1, 2011

A new, genetically encoded tag for electron microscopy may revolutionize studies of specific proteins in cells and tissues.

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Ribosomes in Control

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Cell Biology

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Hiding Under a Cap

By Richard P. Grant | August 30, 2011

Editor's Choice in Immunology

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Bacteria Kamikazes

By Kelly Rae Chi | August 16, 2011

Researchers design a synthetic bacterium that kills the infectious microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa, sacrificing itself in the process.

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How Caffeine Fights Cancer

By Jef Akst | August 15, 2011

Caffeinated drinks may help prevent skin cancer by inhibiting a DNA repair pathway, thus killing potentially precancerous cells.

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