Jef Akst

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Dolled-Up Turtles

By | November 1, 2012

Borrowing techniques from nail and hair salons, researchers have devised a method to tag small, previously untrackable sea turtles.

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The Birthday Conference

By | November 1, 2012

Snapshots from an annual meeting that celebrates the birth of a prominent biologist

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Turtles and Fingertips

By | November 1, 2012

Beauty salon technologies help researchers tag and follow young sea turtles like never before.

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A Celebrated Symposium

By | November 1, 2012

A conference, started 10 years ago partly as a disease ecologist’s birthday party, has become one of the most valued meetings in the field.  

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Hurricane Sandy Blows Through

By | October 30, 2012

Floods, downed trees, and power outages greet the East Coast this morning.

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Electrical Bacteria

By | October 25, 2012

Individuals of a newly discovered microbe species line up end-to-end to form electron transport cables many times their length.

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Cranking Up Biosecurity

By | October 24, 2012

The federal government tightens regulations on SARS and other deadly viruses, but the changes could hamper research.

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Searching for Alien Genomes

By | October 22, 2012

J. Craig Venter plans to develop a machine to find and sequence DNA on Mars, but another genomics mogul, Jonathan Rothberg, may beat him to it.

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Sniffing Out TB

By | October 18, 2012

An African rat helps detect tuberculosis in Tanzania, prompting the Mozambique government to pursue a similar project.

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Ketamine Encourages Nerve Remodeling

By | October 16, 2012

The commonly abused hallucinogen shows promise in extinguishing fear in rats, pointing to possible benefits for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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