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The Sweet Sounds of Spider Silk

By | March 7, 2012

A researcher spins spider silk into violin strings.

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Banana Fungus Origin Revealed

By | March 6, 2012

A fungal disease that is plaguing banana plants around the world originated in South East Asia.

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Antarctic Invasion

By | March 5, 2012

Invasive species threaten the most pristine place on Earth.

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Designer Aspirin Fights Cancer

By | March 5, 2012

Early experiments show that a hybrid form of the common pain reliever can effectively inhibit the growth of many tumor types.

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Contributors

March 1, 2012

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

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David Sabatini: Demystifying mTOR

By | March 1, 2012

Principal Investigator, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Age: 44

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Delivering Silence

By | March 1, 2012

Using RNA viruses to silence genes could optimize tissue targeting while reducing toxicity.

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Electron Microscopy Through the Ages

By | March 1, 2012

Take a tour through the revolutionary menthod's past, present, and future.

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One Year On

By | March 1, 2012

Some thoughts about the ecological fallout from Fukushima

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Promoting Death

By | March 1, 2012

Editor's choice in biochemistry

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