stem cells, microbiology, culture
Week in Review: June 9–13
Week in Review: June 9–13
Tracy Vence | Jun 13, 2014
Ancient apoptotic pathway connects humans to coral; lab-grown, light-sensing retinal tissue; tracking cancer with synthetic phospholipids; diving deep into the lung microbiome
Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?
Stress, Bacteria Trigger Heart Attack?
Jef Akst | Jun 12, 2014
A study implicates the breaking up of bacterial biofilms on fatty plaques in arteries as causing stroke or heart attack following stress.
Light-Sensing Retina in a Dish
Light-Sensing Retina in a Dish
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 10, 2014
From human induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers grow 3-D retinal tissue that can sense light. 
Week in Review: June 2–6
Week in Review: June 2–6
Tracy Vence | Jun 6, 2014
The malnourished microbiome; innate immunity and beige fat; tools for stem cell self-renewal; predicting tomorrow’s PIs; MERS update
Minimal Toolkit for Stem Cell Self-Renewal
Minimal Toolkit for Stem Cell Self-Renewal
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 5, 2014
Researchers identify a network of a dozen transcription factors needed to maintain the pluripotent state of mouse embryonic stem cells. 
Final Straw for STAP?
Final Straw for STAP?
Tracy Vence | Jun 4, 2014
Independent analysis uncovers suspected mouse cell mix-up, while stimulus-triggered acquisition of pluripotency lead author Haruko Obokata agrees to retract the work in full.
Speaking of Food Science
Speaking of Food Science
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2014
June 2014's selection of notable quotes
Waste Not, Want Not
Waste Not, Want Not
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Researchers and entrepreneurs divert food waste from landfills by turning it into a variety of ingenious products.
Parsing Pathogens
Parsing Pathogens
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2014
Meet the peptide-covered microcantilever device capable of differentiating subtypes of Salmonella.
Drunks and Monkeys
Drunks and Monkeys
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.