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First Female NIH Director Dies

By | August 10, 2011

A prolific cardiac research scientist, Bernadine Healy revolutionized the study and treatment of disease in women.

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Republicans To Cut Stem Cell Funding?

By | August 9, 2011

Most of the GOP presidential candidates would limit federal funding for human embryonic stem cell research.

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Debt Ceiling Bill May Hurt Science

By | August 2, 2011

The bill to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit would slash billions of dollars for basic scientific and medical research.

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From the Ground Up

By | August 1, 2011

As the planet warms plant growth will likely increase—locking up some of that extra carbon dioxide by converting it into vegetative biomass—but that’s not the whole story. 

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Seirian Sumner: Wasp Whisperer

By | August 1, 2011

Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, London. Age: 37

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The Root of the Problem

By | August 1, 2011

New research suggests that the flow of carbon through plants to underground ecosystems may be crucial to how the environment responds to climate change.

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Make Mine Rare

By | August 1, 2011

With mounting interest from biotechs, Big Pharma, and the federal government, research on rare diseases is burgeoning.

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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

By | August 1, 2011

Getting the big picture means asking lots of little questions.

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An Unlichenly Pair

By | August 1, 2011

A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.

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Contributors

August 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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