Dozens of Retractions Requested for Heart Stem Cell Studies
Dozens of Retractions Requested for Heart Stem Cell Studies
Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital disavow the work by former faculty member Piero Anversa.
Dozens of Retractions Requested for Heart Stem Cell Studies
Dozens of Retractions Requested for Heart Stem Cell Studies

Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital disavow the work by former faculty member Piero Anversa.

Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital disavow the work by former faculty member Piero Anversa.

insects, disease & medicine, cell & molecular biology
GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism
GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 14, 2018
Contrary to prior evidence, a study finds receptor density is the same among people without and without the disorder, although GABA signaling still appears to be impaired.
Hundreds of Supplements Spiked with Pharmaceuticals
Hundreds of Supplements Spiked with Pharmaceuticals
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 14, 2018
FDA does little about it, study finds.
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Ashley Yeager | Oct 12, 2018
Human eye organoids could help scientists develop therapies for colorblindness.
Thomas Steitz, Biologist and X-Ray Crystallographer, Dies
Thomas Steitz, Biologist and X-Ray Crystallographer, Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 11, 2018
Steitz determined the atomic structure of the ribosome, work for which he won the 2009 Nobel Prize in chemistry.
DRC Government Cracks Down on Patients Refusing Ebola Care
DRC Government Cracks Down on Patients Refusing Ebola Care
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 10, 2018
As cases ramp up in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government has banned housing Ebola victims and promises police escorts for health workers at burials.
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
Ruth Williams | Oct 10, 2018
In a condition called mechanical allodynia, when everyday activities exact misery, the same neurons that ordinarily transmit normal touch are involved in feelings of pain.
CRISPR Editing Heads Off Disease in Mouse LiversCRISPR Editing Heads Off Disease in Mouse Livers
CRISPR Editing Heads Off Disease in Mouse Livers
Shawna Williams | Oct 9, 2018
Separate proof-of-concept studies report success against two inherited diseases.
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Questions Raised About DARPA-Funded Crop Program
Abby Olena | Oct 4, 2018
Critics of an agricultural research initiative cite concerns about possible weaponization of the resulting technology, which would use infected insects to deliver genetically modified viruses to plants.
Mouse Stem Cells Made to Form Embryo-Like Structures
Mouse Stem Cells Made to Form Embryo-Like Structures
Ruth Williams | Oct 3, 2018
With just a molecular nudge, aggregates of embryonic stem cells take shape as a “gastroloid,” bearing the genetic hallmarks and spatial organization of early development.