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Early Evidence

By Abby Olena | March 1, 2014

Fossilized structures suggest that mat-forming microbes have been around for almost 3.5 billion years.

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Is Earth Special?

By David Waltham | March 1, 2014

Reconsidering the uniqueness of life on our planet

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2014

March 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Hwang Convictions Upheld

By Jef Akst | February 28, 2014

Just two weeks after discredited stem cell scientist Woo Suk Hwang received a US patent for his fraudulent work, his luck runs short as his convictions of embezzlement and bioethics violations are upheld.

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Week in Review: February 24–28

By Tracy Vence | February 28, 2014

New PLOS data sharing rules; mouse cortical connectome published; reprogramming astrocytes into neurons and fibroblasts into hepatocytes

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A Wine Bacterium’s Proteome

By Abby Olena | February 26, 2014

Scientists map the partial proteome of a common lactic acid bacterium.

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More Evidence of Stem Cell Errors

By Kerry Grens | February 25, 2014

A committee at the University of Düsseldorf finds misconduct in cardiologist Bodo-Eckehard Strauer’s work.  

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Week in Review: February 17–21

By Tracy Vence | February 21, 2014

Human vs. dog brains; widespread neuronal regeneration in human adult brain; honeybee disease strikes wild insects; trouble replicating stress-induced stem cells

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How a Microbe Resists Its Own Antibiotics

By Jef Akst | February 20, 2014

Researchers reveal the molecular mechanisms of Streptomyces platensis’s defense from its own antibiotics, which inhibit fatty acid synthesis in other microbes.

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Stress-Induced Stem Cell Method Questioned

By Tracy Vence | February 19, 2014

Researchers report difficulty replicating the results of studies touting a new method to reprogram stem cells.

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