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Electromagnetism Promotes Pluripotency: Study

By Kerry Grens | October 23, 2014

A paper published last month claims that electromagnetic exposure facilitates cell reprogramming, but some scientists question the evidence.


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Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians

By Bob Grant | October 20, 2014

Several toad, newt, and salamander populations are being hit hard by an emerging pathogen in a pristine national park in Spain.


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Ancient Sex

By Sandhya Sekar | October 19, 2014

Fossils of an extinct, armored fish challenge current understanding of when copulation and internal fertilization evolved in jawed vertebrates.


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New Genes = New Archaea?

By Molly Sharlach | October 15, 2014

Genes acquired from bacteria contributed to the origins of archaeal lineages, a large-scale phylogenetic analysis suggests.

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Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells

By Bob Grant | October 13, 2014

Researchers craft hormone-producing pancreas cells from human embryonic stem cells, paving the way for a cell therapy to treat diabetes.


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Korean Stem Cell Film Tops Box Office

By Bob Grant | October 9, 2014

A movie based on the Woo Suk Hwang cloning scandal is popular in South Korea, but the plotline strays from reality.


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Stem Cell Trial Axed—Again

By Kerry Grens | October 7, 2014

Second review of a controversial stem cell trial in Italy has reached the same conclusion: it’s a no-go.


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Modified Yeast Tolerate Alcohol, Heat

By Kate Yandell | October 2, 2014

Simple changes help yeast thrive in the presence of their own harmful byproducts and could boost biofuel production.


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Chimp Culture Caught on Camera

By Bob Grant | October 1, 2014

Researchers have captured footage of wild chimpanzees teaching each other to use tools, lending support to the idea that humans aren’t the only primates to engage in social learning.


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All Eyes On Stem Cells

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2014

See the striking images behind the quest to develop stem cell therapeutics for vision disorders.


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