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Rethinking Herbal Medicine

By | September 10, 2012

A phylogenetic study of traditional plant remedies could aid drug development.


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Opinion: Learning from Each Other

By | September 7, 2012

Professional dialogue between scientists and non-scientists is not easy, but when successful, it can create powerful insights and relationships.


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Opinion: Younger Is Better

By | August 31, 2012

Stem cells collected from younger donors are more effective for transplantation and regenerative medicine than those from older individuals.


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Stalking Sharks

By | August 30, 2012

Researchers monitor the movement of the Pacific’s largest predators and share the information with the world in real time.


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Opinion: Transparency in Science Publishing

By | August 28, 2012

As a new age in scholarly publishing dawns, improved standards for openness in communicating scientific information promise to eliminate biases and publication delays.


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Curiouser and Curiouser

By | August 23, 2012

A review of the new book Curious Behavior, which delves into the quirks of human conduct.


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Opinion: What Is the Human Genome?

By | August 17, 2012

The human genome that researchers sequenced at the turn of the century doesn’t really exist as we know it.


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Do That Again

By | August 15, 2012

A new initiative offers gold stars to researchers willing to have their studies replicated by other labs, but will it fix science’s growing irreproducibility problem?


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Opinion: Encouraging Brain Migration

By | August 14, 2012

Countries with a healthy import and export of scientific talent lead the world in research and innovation.


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The Eternal Digital Dance

By | August 9, 2012

Choreographer Merce Cunningham achieved a kind of immortality by employing technology to capture a solo dance that he never taught to his pupils.


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