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Image of the Day
Image of the Day: Cooking Up Neurons
Staff | May 11, 2018
Using different combinations of transcription factors, researchers create a diverse array of neurons from mouse skin cells.
Image of the Day: 3-D Nanofibers
Staff | Mar 7, 2018
Researchers created a nanofibrous scaffold to see how it supports cell growth.
Image of the Day: Itty Bitty Cell Sucker
Staff | Jul 21, 2017
With a diameter smaller than 100 nanometers, this nanopipette’s indiscernible tip is tiny enough to suck up minute contents of a single cell.
With CRISPR, Scientists Make Neurons From Fibroblasts
Kerry Grens | Aug 15, 2016
Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas system to express three transcription-factor genes, changing the identities of mouse cells.
Watching Cancer on the Move
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2015
Fibroblasts help tumors metastasize by paving a “migration highway” through the extracellular matrix, scientists report.
Highly Cited Stem Cell Paper Pulled
Kerry Grens | Aug 5, 2014
The authors of a 2008
paper have retracted it after new data watered down the conclusions.
Week in Review: February 24–28
Tracy Vence | Feb 28, 2014
New PLOS data sharing rules; mouse cortical connectome published; reprogramming astrocytes into neurons and fibroblasts into hepatocytes
A Hair-Raising Solution?
Dan Cossins | Sep 1, 2013
In the long-fought battle against baldness, researchers are finally identifying molecular pathways that can be manipulated to generate new hair follicles.
We're All Connected
Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2013
A look at some of biology’s communication networks
Helene M. Langevin | May 1, 2013
University of Vermont neurologist Helene Langevin explains some emerging research attempting to explain the benefits of acupuncture.