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2011's Best and Brightest

By | January 1, 2012

In its brief, 4-year history, The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations contest has become a showcase of the coolest life science tools to emerge in the previous year. 

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Determining mRNA Survival

By | December 23, 2011

Researchers uncover a self-destruct mechanism that determines the lifespan of messenger RNA molecules.

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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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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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Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced

By | December 7, 2011

Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.

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