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August 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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Powering Clinical Trials

By | August 1, 2011

To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.

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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2011

August 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Gene Patents Upheld

By | July 29, 2011

A US federal appeals court says human genes are patentable.

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Chimp Brains Don’t Shrink with Age

By | July 25, 2011

Unlike human brains, chimpanzee brains don’t get smaller as they age, suggesting that pronounced neurological decline is a uniquely human byproduct of our oversized brains and extreme longevity.

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Do Heat Waves Spur Violence?

By | July 25, 2011

Are the triple digit temperatures provoking people to do their worst?

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US Visa Rules Hinder Science?

By | July 25, 2011

Indian researchers argue that applying for new visas every year is an insult to international scientists.

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NYC Lures Universities to Build Science Facility

By | July 21, 2011

The city will provide cheap real estate and up to $100 million for a science and engineering campus.

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Learning Addiction

By | July 13, 2011

Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food).

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Circadian Signs of Aging

By | July 13, 2011

The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.

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