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Stem cells: Taking a stand against pseudoscience

Elena Cattaneo and Gilberto Corbellini are among the academics working to protect patients from questionable stem-cell therapies. Here, they share …

Regulation: Sell help not hope

Stem cells are being used as a wedge in calls to allow unproven medical interventions onto the market, warn Paolo Bianco and Douglas Sipp.<p>Subject …

California Red Sided Garter Snake

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Images of the month: April 2014

Natural and artificial wonders feature in this selection of photos by Nature’s art team.<p>This edition of Images of the month showcases strange snails, …

Wellcome Photography Prize 2019 | Wellcome

We invite photographers and other image makers from all disciplines to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize, which celebrates compelling imagery that …

Images of the month: March 2014

Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature’s art team.<p>Showcased in this inaugural edition of <i>Nature</i>’s Images of the month: images from the …

Images of the month: May 2014

Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature’s art team.<p>This month's images plumb the depths of the ocean, teeter on a vertiginous Indian …

Hair cells: the sound-sensing cells in the ear

<i>Henning Horn, Brian Burke, and Colin Stewart, Institute of Medical Biology, Agency for Science, Technology,<br>and Research, Singapore</i><p>These cells get …

Hair

Cerebellum: the brain’s locomotion control center

<i>Thomas Deerinck, National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, University of California, San Diego</i><p>The cerebellum of a mouse is shown here in …

University of California

Relapsing fever bacterium (gray) on red blood cells

<i>Tom Schwan, Robert Fischer ,and Anita Mora, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health</i><p>Download hi-res image …

Pollen grains: male germ cells in plants and a cause of seasonal allergies

<i>Edna, Gil and Amit Cukierman, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa.</i><p>Those of us who get sneezy and itchy-eyed every spring or fall may have …

Pollen

Mouth parts of a lone star tick

<i>Igor Siwanowicz, Janelia Farm Research Campus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn, Va.</i><p>The mouth parts of a lone star tick are revealed in vivid …

Lyme Disease

Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives - National Institute of General Medical Sciences

<i>Copyright Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.</i><p>This up-close look at a gecko's foot shows some of its 500,000 or so toe hairs, each of which is about …

Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)

<i>Copyright Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.</i><p>This microscopic look at human blood reveals that nearly half of our blood is composed of red blood cells. …

Human liver cell (hepatocyte)

<i>Donna Beer Stolz, University of Pittsburgh</i><p>Hepatocytes, like the one shown here, are the most abundant type of cell in the human liver. They play an …

Anglerfish ovary cross-section

<i>James E. Hayden, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, Pa.</i><p>This image captures the spiral-shaped ovary of an anglerfish in cross-section. Once matured, …

Fish

Last remaining support for controversial stem-cell papers collapses

<i>Posted on behalf of David Cyranoski.</i><p><i>UPDATE: The first sentence of the final paragraph of this story was changed on 5 June to clarify a source.</i><p>The …

Genetic tests suggest STAP stem cells ‘never existed’

Reports of a new kind of stem cell, produced by simply stressing mature mouse cells, kicked up a storm of controversy soon after their publication in</i> …

Funding windfall rescues abandoned stem-cell trial

But more players have joined the quest to treat spinal-cord injury with embryonic cells.<p>A landmark stem-cell trial is sputtering back to life …

Lead author agrees to retract controversial stem-cell paper

Reports in Japan suggest Haruko Obokata, of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, has agreed to retract one of two controversial papers …

Cloning comeback

Ten years ago, Woo Suk Hwang rose to the top of his field before fraud and dodgy bioethical practices derailed his career. Can a scientific pariah …

Stem cells: 5 things to know before jumping on the iPS bandwagon

Published online<p>26 March 2008| Nature 452, 406-408 (2008) | doi:10.1038/452406a<p>News Feature<p>Induced pluripotent stem cells look just like embryonic …

Stem cells: The 3-billion-dollar question

Published online<p>30 April 2008| 453, 18-21 (2008) | doi:10.1038/453018a<p>News Feature<p>Can a state do what a country cannot, and transform the way …

Whistle-blower breaks his silence

South Korean researcher reveals the fallout he faced from his tip-offs about former cloning fraudster Woo Suk Hwang.<p>The whistle-blower who played a …

South Korean cloners indicted

Published online<p>12 May 2006| Nature | doi:10.1038/news060508-15<p>News<p>Hwang charged with fraud, embezzlement and violation of bioethics law.<p>Once-feted …

Could stem cells rescue an endangered species?

Published online<p>4 September 2011| Nature | doi:10.1038/news.2011.517<p>News<p>Scientists have made reprogrammed stem cells from an endangered rhinoceros …

Stem cells: The growing pains of pluripotency

Published online<p>18 May 2011| Nature 473, 272-274 (2011) | doi:10.1038/473272a<p>News Feature<p>The field of induced pluripotent stem cells has grown up …