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Cancer’s First Step

By | February 8, 2012

A single mutant cell breaks free of its neighbors in the early stages of cancer development.

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Brain Proteins May Be Key to Aging

By | February 8, 2012

Deterioration of long-lived proteins on the surface of neuronal nuclei in the brain could lead to age-related defects in nervous function.

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Sex, Deconstructed

By | February 2, 2012

Hormones in the brain control sex-specific behaviors by activating individual genetic programs.

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Indiana Senate Backs Creationism Bill

By | February 2, 2012

Origin of life theories from a wide range of religions may be taught alongside evolution in the state.

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RNA Chases Its Tail

By | February 2, 2012

New research suggests that circular RNA transcripts are not as rare as previously thought.

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Contributors

February 1, 2012

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

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Give Me a Hug

By | February 1, 2012

Editor's choice in cell biology

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How Autophagy Works

By | February 1, 2012

There are five steps of autophagosome biogenesis: induction, expansion, vesicle completion, fusion, and cargo degradation. 

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Learning by Doing

By | February 1, 2012

Having freshmen perform research doesn’t just improve undergraduate learning, it convinces more students to become science majors.

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On the Menu

By | February 1, 2012

Digestion on the cellular level: two mysteries examined

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