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Top People of 2011

By | December 21, 2011

The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.

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Cornell to Build NYC Research Campus

By | December 21, 2011

New York City major names Cornell University as the winner of the year-long competition for rights to build a new sci-tech research facility in the city.

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The Companies that Failed

By | December 20, 2011

A roundup of eight biotech companies that didn’t make it through this year's continuing tough economic times

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Universities Roll-back Pharma’s Fees

By | December 20, 2011

Research universities are removing the licensing fees they charged industry companies for working with their scientists.

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The Tradeoff of Stress

By | December 15, 2011

For nematode worms, a bigger stress response means a healthier, longer life, but fewer babies.

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Hard-to-Get Stem Cells

By | December 14, 2011

More than one quarter of US researchers studying human embryonic stem cells say they’ve had trouble acquiring cell lines of interest.

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Mom’s Versus Dad’s BRCA

By | December 13, 2011

The age at which BRCA carriers are diagnosed with breast cancer may depend on which parent contributed the mutation.

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The Comfort Food Drug

By | December 9, 2011

Researchers found that stress eating can blunt the body’s stress response.

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News from Cell

By | December 9, 2011

Some of the highlights from this year’s American Society for Cell Biology meeting, held earlier this week

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Reversing Cocaine’s Effects with Light

By | December 7, 2011

Researchers use optogenetics to reverse drug-induced brain and behavioral changes.

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