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Sperm Shadows

By | January 1, 2013

Tracking the shadows cast by sperm reveals their precise 3-D movements.

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2012 Multimedia Roundup

By | December 14, 2012

The science images and videos that captured our attention in 2012

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Old Ocean Mold

By | December 12, 2012

Fungi in 100 million year-old seafloor sediments could possess novel antibiotics.

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Insulin's Role in Body and Brain

By , and | December 6, 2012

Insulin, long recognized as a primary regulator of blood glucose, is now also understood to play key roles in neuroplasticity, neuromodulation, and neurotrophism.

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Marlboro Chicks

By | December 5, 2012

Two species of songbirds pack their nests with scavenged cigarette butts that repel irksome parasites.

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Why Older People Get Scammed

By | December 4, 2012

Elderly people are worse at spotting untrustworthy faces, possibly due to decreased activity in the brain region associated with such perceptions.

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Stem Cells from Blood

By | December 3, 2012

Researchers develop a practical technique for deriving stem cells from routine blood samples.  

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Contributors

By | December 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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High on High Content

By | December 1, 2012

A guide to some new and improved high-content screening systems

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Hit Parade

By | December 1, 2012

Cell-based assays are popular for high-throughput screens, where they strike a balance between ease of use and similarity to the human body that researchers aim to treat.

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