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By | January 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2014 issue of The Scientist.


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New Species Abound

By | December 26, 2013

A look at 2013’s noteworthy new species


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Top Genomes of 2013

By | December 26, 2013

What researchers learned as they dug through the most highly cited genomes published this year


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Flu Vaccine-Narcolepsy Link Explained?

By | December 20, 2013

A new study sheds light on why those who received GlaxoSmithKline’s flu vaccine were at an increased risk of developing the sleep disorder.


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How HIV Destroys Immune Cells

By | December 19, 2013

During HIV infection, CD4 T cells in lymphoid tissues initiate a highly inflammatory form of cell death that helps cripple the immune system.  

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On The Origin of Flowers

By | December 19, 2013

The genome of Amborella trichopoda—the sister species of all flowering plants—provides clues about this group’s rise to power.


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The Mating Habits of Early Hominins

By | December 18, 2013

A newly sequenced Neanderthal genome provides insight into the sex lives of human ancestors.


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Herding Cats

By | December 17, 2013

Examination of bones found in a Chinese village suggests that domesticated felines lived side-by-side with humans 5,300 years ago.


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NIH Marks Millions for Brain Injury

By | December 17, 2013

With support from the National Football League, the federal agency selects eight projects to receive $14 million in funding for the study of traumatic brain injury.


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Inside Information

By | December 16, 2013

Researchers develop a nanobiopsy technique for sampling the contents of living cells.


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