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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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Blogger Reports STAP Success

By Tracy Vence | April 1, 2014

A stem-cell researcher claims to have reproduced stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency by following a revised protocol posted online last week.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2014

Cancer Virus, A Window on Eternity, Murderous Minds, and The Extreme Life of the Sea


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Dermatologically Derived

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2014

Inspired by turkey skin, researchers devise a bacteriophage-based sensor whose color changes upon binding specific molecules.


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Dissecting Consciousness

By Michio Kaku | April 1, 2014

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku describes his new theory of consciousness.


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Future Minded

By Michio Kaku | April 1, 2014

Imagine consciousness traveling at the speed of light.


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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2014

April 2014's selection of notable quotes


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Stem Cells Off the Line

By Ronnda L. Bartel | April 1, 2014

Researchers work to improve the efficiency of cell therapy manufacturing, while developing procedures to ensure consistent quality.      


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The Working Vacation

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2014

Sabbaticals are one of the perks of the academic life. They may seem daunting to implement, but the time away could prove invaluable to your career.  

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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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