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Overcoming Resistance

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2014

In the face of bacterial threats that can evade modern medicines, researchers are trying every trick in the book to develop new, effective antibiotics.


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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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Ballroom Brainwaves

By Eli Chen | March 28, 2014

A neuroscientist studies the brains of tango dancers in an attempt to understand interpersonal connectedness.


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Virus Continues to Plague Midwest

By Jef Akst | March 28, 2014

Researchers identify six new cases of the tick-borne Heartland virus in Missouri and Tennessee.


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Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate

By Jef Akst | March 27, 2014

A constitutional court upholds the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and more.


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Making Better Mesenchymal Stem Cells

By Laasya Samhita | March 27, 2014

Scientists generate a new crop of stem cells that show therapeutic potential in mouse models of autoimmune diseases.


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Vanishing Batteries

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 26, 2014

Researchers describe a major component of biodegradable implants.

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More STAP Trouble

By Tracy Vence | March 25, 2014

Researcher claims his failed attempt to reproduce stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency was rejected for publication.


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STAP Drama Continues

By Jef Akst | March 24, 2014

Nearly two months after researchers published papers showing that they could induce pluripotency with an external stressor, the work’s validity is still being challenged.


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Week in Review: March 17–21

By Tracy Vence | March 21, 2014

Protein appears to protect stressed neurons; vitamin A’s lifelong effects on immunity; stem cells influenced by substrates; supercharged photosynthesis through nanotechnology


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