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Stubbornly Persistent

By | February 1, 2015

Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.

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Small Packages

By | August 1, 2014

When proverbs come true


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Organelle Architecture

By | December 1, 2013

There’s beauty in a cell’s marriage of structure and function.

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A Chill Issue

By | February 1, 2013

The very cold, the merely chilled, and the colorful


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In the Long Run

By | December 1, 2012

Can emulating our early human ancestors make us healthier?

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Meeting of the Minds

By | July 1, 2012

New changes at The Scientist will ensure that we continue to showcase the best and brightest ideas in the life sciences.

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Avant-Garde Science

By | June 1, 2012

Why naked mole-rats and experimental gene therapies remind me of groundbreaking artists.


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Alive and Kicking

By | October 1, 2011

The publication I launched a quarter century ago has come further than anyone ever expected.


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A Shot in the Arm

By | June 1, 2011

Decades of vaccine research have expanded our understanding of the immune system and are yielding novel disease-fighting tactics.


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The “Me Decade” of Cancer

By | April 1, 2011

Drugs that target specific tumors are harbingers of a new era of genetically informed medicine.



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