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Early freshwater life

By Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011

Tiny fossil tracks embedded in a California rock formation that was once part of an ancient river may be evidence that freshwater ecosystems arose around 100 million years earlier than what is generally believed.


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Lung stem cells -- for real?

By Jef Akst | May 14, 2011

There's good, stem cell-related news for another organ this week -- the lung. Researchers say they have found lung stem cells, which may hold therapeutic value for repairing damaged respiratory tissue, according to a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).


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Stem cells may mend liver damage

By Jef Akst | May 14, 2011

Researchers have found a way to reprogram cells from mouse tails to behave like mature liver cells, which appear to be able to repair damaged livers.


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Engineered proteins for fighting flu

By Cristina Luiggi | May 14, 2011

In a feat of computational biology, researchers design novel proteins capable of neutralizing a key influenza protein.


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Top 7 in cell biology

By Jef Akst | May 3, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in cell biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000


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Micro Farmers

By Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011

Columbia University evolutionary ecologist Dustin Rubenstein explains just why it's so interesting and important to find slime molds that engage in a form of agriculture.


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One Hip Dino

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2011

A closer look at some dinosaur bones accumulating dust since their 1994 discovery reveals a new, athletic sauropod species.


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Power Failure

By Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2011

Does mitochondrial dysfunction lie at the heart of common, complex diseases like cancer and autism?


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New Blood for Gene Therapy

By Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2011

A promising gene therapy trial, derailed by cancerous side effects in a young patient, is set to reboot with the help of next generation gene-transfer vectors.


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Imagining a Cure

By Nicholas P. Restifo and Megan Bachinski | April 11, 2011

For cancer patients, close is not good enough.


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