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The Ever-Transcendent Cell

By John S. Torday | November 1, 2014

Deriving physiologic first principles


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Walking with Whales

By J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | November 1, 2014

The history of cetaceans can serve as a model for both evolutionary dynamics and interdisciplinary collaboration.


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Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs

By Kerry Grens | October 27, 2014

Cellular blebs shed by tumor cells can process short stretches of RNA that go on to induce tumor formation in neighboring cells.


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Rapid Evolution in Real Time

By Sandhya Sekar | October 23, 2014

On islands off the coast of Florida, scientists uncover swift adaptive changes among Carolina anole populations, whose habitats were disturbed by the introduction of another lizard species.


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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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Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity

By Ruth Williams | October 9, 2014

Mitochondrial mutations inherited from the mother can shorten a mouse’s lifespan.

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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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