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The Youngest Victims

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.

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Neuroaesthetics

By Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014

Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.

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Rebuilding Missing Muscle

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 30, 2014

An acellular matrix can help guide stem cells to injury sites and regrow muscles in both mice and humans, a study finds.

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SCNT Picks Up Steam

By Kate Yandell | April 28, 2014

Study confirms that somatic cell nuclear transfer, an alternate method of creating patient-specific pluripotent stem cells, can be used to reprogram adult cells.

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Adult-to-Stem Cells

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 21, 2014

An international team has created human embryonic stem cells from adult skin cells for the first time.

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How Artistic Brains Differ

By Jef Akst | April 18, 2014

A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists.

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Vegetative States Probed with PET

By Bob Grant | April 17, 2014

Researchers find that positron emission tomography scans can help determine the degree to which some vegetative patients retain consciousness.

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Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi

By Tracy Vence | April 16, 2014

Researchers successfully transplant engineered esophagi into living rats.

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Origins of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Uncovered

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 15, 2014

Researchers construct a family tree of group A Streptococcus to trace the evolution of a “flesh-eating” strain.

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Week in Review: April 7–11

By Tracy Vence | April 11, 2014

Stress and telomere length in children; osmotic channel protein identified; amoeba nibbles, then kills cells; amphetamine and mental disorder risk; news from AACR

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