stem cells, developmental biology, microbiology
Closing the Case on STAP?
Closing the Case on STAP?
Karen Zusi | Sep 23, 2015
Several reports offer an inside look into the stem-cell research controversy.
Lab-Grown Kidneys Work In Vivo
Lab-Grown Kidneys Work In Vivo
Tracy Vence | Sep 22, 2015
Researchers show organoids grown from human stem cells can excrete urine when implanted in rats and pigs.
Skin Microbes Help Clear Infection
Skin Microbes Help Clear Infection
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 16, 2015
In a small study, researchers find a link between an individual’s skin microbiome and the ability to clear a bacterial infection. 
Traditional Medicine for Leishmaniasis
Traditional Medicine for Leishmaniasis
Kerry Grens | Sep 14, 2015
A plant used in traditional Mayan remedies to cure the parasitic infection produces a potent compound.
Another Ancient Giant Virus Discovered
Another Ancient Giant Virus Discovered
Tracy Vence | Sep 14, 2015
From the same Siberian permafrost where three others were previously discovered, scientists find a fourth type of giant virus.
Tide Shifting on Embryo Gene Editing?
Tide Shifting on Embryo Gene Editing?
Bob Grant | Sep 11, 2015
An international bioethics group says that research that involves editing genes in human embryos can be valuable, though it doesn’t approve of making “designer babies.”
Telltale Mouth Microbes
Telltale Mouth Microbes
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 9, 2015
The composition of the plaque microbiome can reveal a child’s risk of dental caries months before the decay appears, according to a study.
Adapting to Elevated CO<sub>2</sub>
Adapting to Elevated CO2
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 1, 2015
High carbon dioxide levels can irreversibly rev up a cyanobacterium’s ability to fix nitrogen over the long term, a study finds.
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.
The Great Big Clean-Up
The Great Big Clean-Up
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.