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How Are We Doing?

By | November 29, 2011

Let us know what you like about The Scientist, and how we can improve our coverage of the life sciences.

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Evolutionary Pioneer Dies at 73

By | November 28, 2011

Lynn Margulis, an innovative thinker who proposed symbiosis as a major mechanism for speciation, passed away last week.

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A Spoonful of Sugar

By | November 23, 2011

A special glucose molecule makes tumor cells more vulnerable to a pair of cancer cell-killing drugs.

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An Obesity-Cancer Link?

By | November 22, 2011

Why obese individual are more likely to get cancer could be partly explained by a gene that activates both pathways.

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Science Avoids Big Budget Cuts

By | November 22, 2011

Congress has passed a spending bill that spares some of the country’s biggest science agencies from the worst of the deficit-reduction measures.

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Genentech Plans New Avastin Trial

By | November 21, 2011

After the FDA revoked its approval of Avastin for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, the drug maker says it will initiate new trials.

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Whales Saved From Highway Project

By | November 21, 2011

A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.

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Chronic Fatigue Researcher Arrested

By | November 21, 2011

Judy Mikovits, notorious in the scientific community since she claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome, has been arrested and is being held in jail.

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The Call of the Finding

By | November 18, 2011

Some are worried that psychologists have become addicted to sound-bite results.

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Battle of the Sexes

By | November 17, 2011

Traits that help one sex but hurt the other are not sufficient for maintaining genetic variation.

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