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Human-Pathogen Coevolution

By | January 13, 2014

Helicobacter pylori strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.

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Huge Investment for Cancer Research

By | January 7, 2014

Six institutions will split a $540 million donation to study cancer immunotherapy among other things.  

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Opinion: Calculating Cancer

By | January 6, 2014

How a growing partnership between oncologists and mathematicians is moving research forward.

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Book Excerpt from The Monkey’s Voyage

By | January 1, 2014

In Chapter 7, “The Green Web,” author Alan de Queiroz describes the evolutionary journey taken by a South American species of sundew plant.

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Drawn to Controversy

By | January 1, 2014

By digging through dusty storerooms and reading dead people’s mail, science historian and philosopher Michael Dietrich keeps biologists attuned to the past and mindful of the present.

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Evolution’s Stowaways

By | January 1, 2014

Terrestrial mammals, carnivorous plants, and even burrowing reptiles have spread around the globe by braving the seven seas. These chance ocean crossings are rewriting the story of Earth’s biogeography.

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Exit Strategy

By | January 1, 2014

Scientists come up with a better way to watch cells leave blood vessels.

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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2014

January 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Contributors

By | January 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the January 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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New Species Abound

By | December 26, 2013

A look at 2013’s noteworthy new species

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