stem cells, evolution, ecology
Hearts on Trial
Hearts on Trial
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.
Similar Strokes
Similar Strokes
Jenny Rood | Apr 29, 2015
Physics drove the convergent evolution of swimming in 22 unrelated marine species, a study suggests.
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Bees Drawn to Pesticides
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2015
One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.
Citrus History
Citrus History
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
An analysis of 34 chloroplast genomes reveals how and when modern fruit varieties evolved from a common ancestor.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Jenny Rood | Apr 8, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Embryonic Stem Cell Pioneer Dies
Embryonic Stem Cell Pioneer Dies
Jenny Rood | Apr 2, 2015
Leroy Stevens, who discovered pluripotent embryonic stem cells in mice, has passed away at age 94.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2015
Junk DNA, Cuckoo, Sapiens, and Cool
In Custody
In Custody
Wudan Yan | Apr 1, 2015
Expert tips for isolating and culturing cancer stem cells
Ebola Mutation Rate Quibble
Ebola Mutation Rate Quibble
Jef Akst | Mar 27, 2015
A study suggests that the virus may not be evolving as quickly as a previous group estimated.
Oldest <em>Homo</em> Remains Yet Found
Oldest Homo Remains Yet Found
Ruth Williams | Mar 4, 2015
A newly discovered 2.8 million-year-old jawbone is thought to be that of a direct human ancestor.