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The University of Rhode Island neurotoxicologist and dean came to the U.S. for college in the 1980s. 

If we are to defend science, we must stand together with the other truth-tellers, including our non-scientist colleagues.

A follow-up study confirms that random mutations acquired during normal stem cell division likely play a major role in cancer incidence.

Using epidemiological and laboratory data, scientists have mapped out a sequence of mutations through which the attenuated oral polio vaccine reverts to a virulent virus.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

An app-based sperm analyzer screens for signs of male infertility.

Reacting to the White House budget proposal; tracking “attacks on science”

The embattled thoracic surgeon blames his former employer, the Karolinska Institute, for losing data related to the retracted research.

A conversation with activist and undergraduate student Sydney Bryant

Current Issue

March 2017

Issue Cover: Music

Researchers are using multiple methods to study the origins of humans’ capacity to process and produce music, and there’s no shortage of debate about the results.

Diverse species are said to sing, but music is in the ear of the beholder.

Birdsong bears a striking resemblance to human music, but it’s not yet clear that birds interpret it that way.

The principles of neuroplasticity may underlie the positive effects of music therapy in treating a diversity of diseases.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Ben Henry delves into the still-unanswered questions of where our musical preferences come from and what makes synesthetes tick.

Author Tim Falconer didn't take his congenital amusia lying down. With the help of neuroscientists and vocal coaches, he tried to teach himself to sing against all odds.

The Marketplace

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AMSBIO has introduced a new range of cancer cell line models and culture media

New catalogue detailing its comprehensive range of high purity reagents

Greiner Bio-One Inc. and Nano3D Biosciences, Inc. Innovate 3D cell culture applications in a microgravity environment.

AMSBIO announce a new range of ready-to-use adeno-associated virus (AAV) biosensor products. 

AMSBIO offers an extensive range of proteins, antibodies, assays and kits

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