Cell Biology

The Latest: Texas executes man condemned for 1979 killing

Jun 27, 2018

A 66-year-old Texas prisoner accused of four killings and at least nine rapes has been executed for a 1979 rape and murder in Houston that went unsolved for two decades until he confessed.

Meat 2.0? Clean meat? Spat shows the power of food wording

Jun 19, 2018

Fight over who gets to use "meat" shows the power of words in shaping appetites

Duped patients crowdfund for bogus medical care, study says

May 8, 2018

New research suggests duped patients sometimes use crowdfunding websites to pay for bogus stem cell treatments in campaigns that benefit only the providers.

Inmate death shines light on cellmate pairings at US prisons

Mar 15, 2018

A repeat drunken driver's death at an Idaho prison is shining a light on a complex system used by many U.S. prisons to determine who will share a cell with whom.

Texas governor accepts recommendation, spares inmate

Feb 23, 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has accepted the state parole board's recommendation and is sparing the life of convicted killer Thomas "Bart" Whitaker

Scientists aim at joint injuries that can trigger arthritis

Feb 7, 2018

Ankle, knee injuries can lead to arthritis even in younger adults, and animal research points to possible future protection

5 death row inmates challenge policy of solitary confinement

Jan 25, 2018

Five Pennsylvania death row inmates are challenging Corrections Department policy that keeps them isolated most of the time, describing it as degrading and inhumane

US health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

Nov 16, 2017

U.S. health authorities say they will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell therapies that pose the gravest risks to patients

Is it really Lyme? Researchers developing a new test to tell

Aug 16, 2017

Diagnosing if a tick bite caused Lyme or something else can be difficult but scientists are developing a new way to catch the disease early _ using a "signature" of molecules in patients' blood

How scientists redesign DNA codes

Jul 26, 2017

Scientists are redesigning the genetic code of yeast, aiming to produce strains that operate on custom-made DNA

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