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The Invisible American in a Saudi Prison Cell

Supported by The Invisible American in a Saudi Prison Cell Image Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered scores of businessmen, princes, clerics, scholars and activists rounded up. Among them was an American citizen, Walid Fitaihi.CreditCreditTasneem Alsultan for The New York Times By David D. Kirkpatrick and Ben Hubbard Nov. 21, ...

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The Human Cell Atlas Is Biologists’ Latest Grand Project

Aviv Regev speaks with the urgent velocity of someone who has seen the world with an extraordinary new acuity, and can’t wait for you to hurry up and see it too. At a meeting of 460 international scientists gathered last week in San Francisco, the computational biologist bombarded her audience ...

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Scientists identify a new kind of human brain cell

One of the most intriguing questions about the human brain is also one of the most difficult for neuroscientists to answer: What sets our brains apart from those of other animals? “We really don’t understand what makes the human brain special,” said Ed Lein, Ph.D., Investigator at the Allen Institute ...

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Far-Right Cell Plotted Attack on French Muslims, Authorities Say

Far-Right Cell Plotted Attack on French Muslims, Authorities Say Image Police officers near the home of a man suspected of being the leader of a far-right extremist group on Monday in Tonnay-Charente, France.CreditXavier Leoty/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images By Adam Nossiter and Aurelien Breeden June 28, 2018 They called themselves ...

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Reconstructing life at its beginning, cell by cell

After 13 rapid divisions a fertilized fly egg consists of about 6,000 cells. They all look alike under the microscope. However, each cell of a Drosophila melanogaster embryo already knows by then whether it is destined to become a neuron or a muscle cell — or part of the gut, ...

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British Man Admits Past in Terror Cell in Yemen

A man who prosecutors say received military training in Yemen from Anwar al-Awlaki, the American-born radical Muslim cleric who was later killed by the United States in a drone strike, pleaded guilty on Friday in Manhattan to three terrorism-related counts. In 2010, prosecutors have said, the defendant, Minh Quang Pham, ...

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Can stem cell technology be harnessed to generate biological pacemakers?

Although today’s pacemakers are lifesaving electronic devices, they are limited by their artificial nature. For example, their parts can fail or they can become infected. In addition, the devices require regular maintenance, must be replaced periodically, and can only approximate the natural regulation of a heartbeat. A Review article published ...

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