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Scientists "Spin" Results

By | September 13, 2012

A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.

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Rethinking Herbal Medicine

By | September 10, 2012

A phylogenetic study of traditional plant remedies could aid drug development.

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Opinion: Learning from Each Other

By | September 7, 2012

Professional dialogue between scientists and non-scientists is not easy, but when successful, it can create powerful insights and relationships.

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The NSF Shake-Up

By | September 7, 2012

The federal agency is shuffling around its programs to streamline management and promote international scientific collaboration.

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Eyes: a Window to the Diagnosis

By | September 6, 2012

Researchers use characteristic differences in eye movements to identify patients with deficits in neurological function.

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Book Excerpt from The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

By | September 5, 2012

In his latest book, author John Coates describes the tension and exultation of the trading floor from a biological perspective.

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Contributors

September 1, 2012

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

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Capsule Reviews

By | September 1, 2012

Wired for Story, Dreamland, Homo Mysterious, and Vagina

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Finding Injury

By | September 1, 2012

The brain’s phagocytes follow an ATP bread trail laid down by calcium waves to the site of damage.

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Speaking of Science

By | September 1, 2012

September 2012's selection of notable quotes

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