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A Greener Arctic

By | June 11, 2012

Algal blooms are appearing under the ice in the Arctic Ocean in areas thought to receive too little light to support photosynthetic life.

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Discovering Phasmids

By | June 9, 2012

Shortly after a rat infested supply ship ran around in Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia in 1918, the newly introduced mammals wiped out the island's phasmids—stick insects the size of a human hand. 

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CT Scans Increase Risk of Cancer

By | June 7, 2012

Exposure to doses of radiation used in some diagnostics in childhood can triple the risk of brain cancer and leukemia as an adult.

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TB Vax for Bladder Cancer

By | June 6, 2012

How the bacteria found in a tuberculosis vaccine can improve the outcome of bladder cancer treatment

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FDA OKs Early Stage Trials

By | June 5, 2012

The regulatory agency will allow early-stage breast cancer patients to try experimental drugs previously reserved for those with advanced disease.

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$18M Grant to Be Re-reviewed

By | June 1, 2012

A Texas cancer institute is taking a second look at the largest grant it ever awarded after concerns were raised that the proposal never received proper scientific review.

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Avant-Garde Science

By | June 1, 2012

Why naked mole-rats and experimental gene therapies remind me of groundbreaking artists.

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Contributors

June 1, 2012

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

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Grading on the Curve

By | June 1, 2012

Actin filaments respond to pressure by forming branches at their curviest spots, helping resist the push.

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Targeting DNA

By | June 1, 2012

After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.

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