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Key Osmotic Channel Protein Identified

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 10, 2014

A little-studied protein appears to be a critical part of the perplexing channel that prevents cells from bursting.

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Amoeba Eats Cells Alive

By Ed Yong | April 9, 2014

The intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica kills host cells by tearing pieces from them, which it then eats.


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Bridging Two Worlds

By Rachel Bernstein | April 4, 2014

Lynne Quarmby’s love of the natural world inspires her to explore beyond her cell biology lab through art.


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Week in Review: March 31–April 4

By Tracy Vence | April 4, 2014

Transcriptional landscape of the fetal brain; how a parasitic worm invades plants; difficulties reproducing “breakthrough” heart regeneration method; oxytocin and dishonesty

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Misconduct Found in STAP Case

By Jef Akst | April 2, 2014

An investigating committee at Japan’s RIKEN research center finds evidence of falsification and fabrication in two recent Nature papers that touted a new way to induce pluripotency.

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Elusive Receptor ID’d

By Kerry Grens | April 1, 2014

Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants.


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Going Long

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Researchers discover a tool to trigger an uncommon strategy cancer cells can use to lengthen their telomeres.


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Maria Spies: Molecular Machinist

By Abby Olena | April 1, 2014

Associate Professor, Biochemistry, University of Iowa, Age: 40


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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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