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The pirate site plans to ignore the lawsuits from Elsevier and the American Chemical Society.

At the University of Texas’s Marine Science Institute, the hurricane caused more than $100 million in damage, killed hundreds of study animals, and displaced numerous researchers, but its work continues.

With flooding still several feet high in some parts of Texas, authorities have intensified mosquito control tactics in the hopes of avoiding disease outbreaks.

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Metabolomics Data Under Scrutiny


Out of 25,000 features originally detected by metabolic profiling of E. coli, fewer than 1,000 represent unique metabolites, a study finds.

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The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is offering small grants to aid scientists and students hit by Hurricane Harvey.

Researchers recommend greater conservation efforts toward non-mammals and small creatures.

Researchers in a psychology experiment emerge from eight months of isolation in a dome atop a Hawaiian mountaintop.

In one winning paper, scientists describe an insect whose females have evolved a penis-like appendage that penetrates males’ “vaginas.”

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September 2017

Issue Cover: Healing with Hallucinogens

Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.

The once fringe idea is gaining traction among the scientific community.

Researchers are just beginning to scratch the surface of how several newly recognized epigenetic changes function in the genome.

Exposure to the body’s humidity causes a film of the microbes to change shape, opening flaps in the garment to allow for increased airflow.


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Neuropharmacologist John Cryan of University College of Cork in Ireland explains the links between the microbiome and the central nervous system.

See the urban landscapes in Detroit where researchers are studying the fates of pollinators that adopt a metropolitan lifestyle.

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Meet Andrew, the pipetting robot. Guided by Andrew Lab software, Andrew provides a level of accuracy beyond what can be achieved by hand. Find out how Andrew can further ensure the reproducibility and accuracy of every experiment.

AMSBIO has announced a new range of CD47-relevant products suitable for rapid high throughput screening studies

Hepatitis C (HCV) infection is the most common cause of liver cell carcinoma and liver transplants in Europe

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Uniqsis has introduced FlowLab Column™ – an optimised flow chemistry system for heterogeneous catalysis applications. 

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Sonia Rossell, commenting on The Scientist's Facebook page about renowned Univeristy of Tokyo cell biologist Yoshinori Watanabe being found guilty of manipulating images in five research papers from his lab.

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