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By | December 1, 2014

Your Atomic Self, Eureka!, A Talent for Friendship, and Undeniable

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New Piece of a Mysterious Channel

By | November 25, 2014

Researchers have nailed down yet another component of the mechanotransduction complex responsible for relaying signals from hair cells in the ear.

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Similarities and Differences

By | November 21, 2014

Results from the Mouse ENCODE project point to key divergences in gene regulation architecture compared to humans.

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Culturing Drug-Resistant Tumors

By | November 17, 2014

Improved methods to grow patients’ tumor cells in a dish offer opportunities to find durable therapies.

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How a Memory Is Made

By | November 13, 2014

Transcription factor levels dictate which neurons in a network store a memory.

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Mapping the Human Proteome

By | November 10, 2014

A comprehensive map of human proteins throughout the body identifies the testes as home to the most unique blend of gene products.

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The End of Science Sexism?

By | November 5, 2014

A study suggests that, at least in US academia, men and women now receive roughly equivalent treatment in the workplace. The scientific community disagrees.

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Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales

By | November 1, 2014

In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.

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Capsule Reviews

By | November 1, 2014

Leonardo's Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest

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Enhanced Enhancers

By | November 1, 2014

The recent discovery of super-enhancers may offer new drug targets for a range of diseases.

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