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Insulin-Producing Mini Stomachs

By Catherine Offord | February 22, 2016

Scientists grow gastric organs in vitro that can restore insulin production when transplanted into mice.

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Breast Milk Sugars Support Infant Gut Health

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 18, 2016

Oligosaccharides found in breast milk stimulate the activity of gut bacteria, promoting growth in two animal models of infant malnutrition.

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Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?

By Jef Akst | February 8, 2016

Two new studies point to factors in hair follicle stem cells as players in age-related hair loss.

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Organ Engineer Reinvestigated

By Bob Grant | February 5, 2016

Paolo Macchiarini will again be investigated by the Karolinska Institute, which is not extending the researcher’s employment contract.

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Contributors

By Karen Zusi | February 1, 2016

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2016 issue of The Scientist.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2016

February 2016's selection of notable quotes

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The Fungi Within

By Mahmoud Ghannoum | February 1, 2016

Diverse fungal species live in and on the human body.

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The Mycobiome

By Mahmoud Ghannoum | February 1, 2016

The largely overlooked resident fungal community plays a critical role in human health and disease.

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CRISPR Corrects Retinal Disease Mutation

By Catherine Offord | January 28, 2016

Patient-derived stem cells containing a genetic mutation leading to blindness can be successfully edited using CRISPR/Cas9, researchers show.

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Counting Cells

By Jef Akst | January 11, 2016

A person likely carries the same number of human and microbial cells, according to a new estimate.

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