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Engineered Stem Cells Grant Geckos “Perfectly” Regenerated Tails
Geckos injected with neural stem cells modified to block cartilage growth developed the skeletal and nervous components normally lacking from regrown tails.
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Engineered Stem Cells Grant Geckos “Perfectly” Regenerated Tails
Engineered Stem Cells Grant Geckos “Perfectly” Regenerated Tails

Geckos injected with neural stem cells modified to block cartilage growth developed the skeletal and nervous components normally lacking from regrown tails.

Geckos injected with neural stem cells modified to block cartilage growth developed the skeletal and nervous components normally lacking from regrown tails.

ABOVE: THOMAS LOZITO

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For a Hefty Fee, Nature Journals Offer Open-Access Publishing
Diana Kwon | Nov 24, 2020
Academics will soon be able to make articles freely available in Nature-branded journals for €9,500—with a discounted option available under a pilot program that provides review, but no guarantee of acceptance.
The Influence of Soil on Immune Health
Jef Akst | Jan 8, 2020
Recent work in humans and mice highlights how exposure to environmental microbes helps protect against allergies and other inflammatory diseases.
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Interactive: How Does Nature Influence Human Health?
The Scientist Staff | Jan 8, 2020
Time spent in natural environments is linked to improved physical and mental health, but researchers are only now beginning to dig into the mechanisms.
Smells of Nature Lower Physiological Stress
Ashley Yeager | Jan 2, 2020
In a virtual reality experiment, participants recovered faster from a small electric shock when they could smell natural scents than when they could smell urban odors.
Time Spent in Nature Is Good for You
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2019
Research has repeatedly suggested that spending time in natural environments improves mental and physical well-being. Now, scientists are gathering the data needed to incorporate this phenomenon in health-care guidelines.
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Designer Protein Acts as a Switch for Cellular Circuitry
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 25, 2019
Unlike biotech tools adapted from nature, the invention was entirely conceived by humans and represents one of the few proteins made from scratch in the lab.
Springer Nature Now Shares Select Papers on ResearchGate
Diana Kwon | Mar 5, 2019
A pilot project between the scholarly publisher and the academic networking platform launched last week.
Nature Debuts Peer-Review Option
Tracy Vence | Feb 18, 2015
Authors submitting to Nature journals can soon request double-blind reviews.
Science Publishing Mega-Merger
Bob Grant | Jan 19, 2015
Macmillan Science and Education, the publisher of Nature and Scientific American, will join forces with Springer Science+Business Media.
Nature Opens the Archives
Bob Grant | Dec 3, 2014
Users will be able to access articles dating back to 1869 from the journal and its sister titles, but cannot copy, print, or download the materials.