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Mother’s Microbes Protect Baby’s Brain

By Ruth Williams | November 19, 2014

Bacteria in the gut of a pregnant mouse strengthen the blood-brain barrier of her developing fetus.

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Stems Cells Ushered into Embryonic Development

By Kerry Grens | November 7, 2014

The right mix of mouse embryonic stem cells in a dish will start forming early embryonic patterns, according to two studies.

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Speaking of Vision Science

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2014

October 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Precisely Placed

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014

Vein patterns in the wings of developing fruit flies never vary by more than the width of a single cell.

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Crayfish Blood Cells Make New Neurons

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 13, 2014

Hemocytes can form neurons in adult crayfish, a study shows.

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Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 23, 2014

Starvation suspends cellular activity in C. elegans larvae and extends their lifespan. 

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Autism-Hormone Link Found

By Bob Grant | June 4, 2014

A study documents boys with autism who were exposed to elevated levels of testosterone, cortisol, and other hormones in utero.

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Rusty Waves of Grain

By Kerry Grens | June 1, 2014

See how a ruinous fungus that attacks wheat wreaks its damage.

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Wild Relatives

By Colin K. Khoury, Hannes Dempewolf, and Nora P. Castañeda-Álvarez | June 1, 2014

As rich sources of genetic diversity, the progenitors and kin of today’s food crops hold great promise for improving production in agriculture’s challenging future.

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Designer Livestock

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2014

New technologies will make it easier to manipulate animal genomes, but food products from genetically engineered animals face a long road to market.

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