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Pet Scans

By , , and | April 1, 2016

Studying tumor development and treatment in dogs and cats, in parallel with research on rodents and humans, could improve the successful translation of new cancer drugs.

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Getting Animal Research Right

By | March 1, 2016

Regulatory and compliance expectations for animal-based research are demanding, while public and political scrutiny of animal research is rising.

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Scientific Literacy Redefined

By | February 1, 2016

Researchers could become better at engaging in public discourse by more fully considering the social and cultural contexts of their work.

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The Age of Pharmabrewing

By | January 1, 2016

We should not resist developing opiate-producing GM yeast for fear of the technology falling into the wrong hands.

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Explaining Retractions

By and | December 1, 2015

Editors and publishers should use a standardized form to detail why they are pulling papers from the scientific literature.

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Scientific Misconduct: Red Flags

By | December 1, 2015

Warning signs that scandal might be brewing in your lab  

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Coming to Grips with Obesity

By | November 1, 2015

Science is approaching a better understanding of the increasingly prevalent disease; the consequences of succeeding in this quest are great.

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The Changing Face of Obesity

By | November 1, 2015

Science tells us obesity is a chronic disease. Why does the outmoded and injurious notion that it is a problem of willpower persist?

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Body, Heal Thyself

By | September 1, 2015

Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity

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Hurdles for Hearing Restoration

By | September 1, 2015

Given the diverse cell types and complex structure of the human inner ear, will researchers ever be able to re-create it?

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