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Watson, MD, In Action

By | February 1, 2013

Meet the people behind teaching IBM's Jeopardy-winning robot how to excel in the medical profession.


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Game On

By | January 3, 2013

Check out some of the games being used in serious scientific research, education, and treatment.


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Biology by the Slice

By | January 3, 2013

German anatomist Christian Wilhelm Braune revolutionized the study of human anatomy in the 19th century with his painstaking drawings of sectioned cadavers.


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Science on Ice

By | January 2, 2013

Meet the research team that uncovered an algal bloom churning in freezing Arctic waters.


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The Plastid Gene Shuffle

By | January 1, 2013

How plastid genetic information survived (or didn’t) the endosymbiotic experience


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The Soil Microbiome

By | January 1, 2013

There's a lot more than dirt to the soil in which plants grow.

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Puerto Rico's Native Bird

By | December 17, 2012

The Carribean island, with the help of researchers using creative ways of getting the message out, has rallied behind sequencing the genome of an endemic parrot.


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Adipose Tissue Metabolism in the Obese

By | December 12, 2012

Fat cells behave differently in obese individuals, causing inflammation and insulin resitance.

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Insulin's Role in Body and Brain

By , and | December 6, 2012

Insulin, long recognized as a primary regulator of blood glucose, is now also understood to play key roles in neuroplasticity, neuromodulation, and neurotrophism.


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Normal Fat Tissue Metabolism

By | December 6, 2012

Adipose tissue plays an immune role in individuals of normal wieght.



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