Dr. Paul Knoepfler joins us to recap the STAP cell story in the light of the tragic death of Dr. Yoshiki Sasai. We also discuss a wide variety of topics related to publishing in science.

Resources and Links

Thousand-Strong Robot Swarm Throws Shapes, Slowly

SAGE Publications Busts “Peer Review And Citation Ring,” 60 Papers Retracted

Could a Dissolvable, Drug-Loaded Tampon Protect against HIV?

Why Living in the Moment Is Impossible

Our Brains Judge a Face’s Trustworthiness – Even When We Can’t See It

Growing Human GI Cells May Lead to Personalized Treatments

The Alzheimer’s Cure That Worked on Mice

Clues To Curbing Obesity Found in Neuronal ‘Sweet Spot’

Breast Cancer’s BRCA1 and BRCA2 Not the Only Gene Mutations to Worry About: Who Should Care about PALB2

Stanford Scientists Create Remote-Controlled Nanoscale Protein Motors

Stanford Bioengineering Team Builds Molecular Motors

Pepper and Halt: Spicy Chemical May Inhibit Gut Tumors

Study of Twins Discovers Gene Mutation Linked to Short Sleep Duration

Deletion of the Mitochondrial Chaperone TRAP-1 Uncovers Global Reprogramming of Metabolic Networks

Otzi Iceman Had Genetic Predisposition for Atherosclerosis: Much the Same in Ancient Peoples as It Is Today

Potential ‘Universal’ Blood Test For Cancer Discovered

Japanese Researcher, an Author of a Discredited Stem Cell Study, Is Dead

Brigham Researcher in Flawed Stem Cell Study Will Step Down

Transparency Promised for Vilified Impact Factor

A Stem Cell Study Shows Promising Results for Severe Stroke Patients

Stem Cell Research Gets Huge Boost from Australian Zebrafish Discovery

Stem Cells Reveal How Illness-Linked Genetic Variation Affects Neurons

A Simple And Efficient Method for Transfecting Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells Using Polyethylenimine

Seamless Gene Correction of Beta-Thalassemia Mutations in Patient-Specific Cells

Effect of Human Donor Cell Source on Differentiation and Function of Cardiac Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Generation of Rat-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells from a New Model of Metabolic Syndrome

Photo Reference: Courtesy of Dr. Paul Knoepfler