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New Mental Health Manual

By | December 5, 2012

Amid controversy, the American Psychiatric Association has approved the fifth edition of its guidebook on mental disorders.

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Why Older People Get Scammed

By | December 4, 2012

Elderly people are worse at spotting untrustworthy faces, possibly due to decreased activity in the brain region associated with such perceptions.

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Special Review for H5N1 Grants?

By | December 4, 2012

The National Institutes of Health reveals a controversial plan to regulate the funding of H5N1 research.

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Stem Cells from Blood

By | December 3, 2012

Researchers develop a practical technique for deriving stem cells from routine blood samples.  

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An Epi Phenomenon

By | December 1, 2012

While exploring the genetics of a rare type of tumor, Stephen Baylin discovered an epigenetic modification that occurs in most every cancer—a finding he’s helping bring to the clinic.

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Contributors

By | December 1, 2012

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

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In the Long Run

By | December 1, 2012

Can emulating our early human ancestors make us healthier?

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Waking Cancer Cells

By | December 1, 2012

A protein called Coco rouses dormant breast cancer cells in the lung.

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Leading Neuroscientist Dies

By | November 30, 2012

Laurent Descarries, well known for his research on the brain’s axon terminals, has passed away at the age of 73.

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Rats Get Placebo Effect

By | November 28, 2012

Rodents experience placebo-induced pain relief, providing a new model with which to investigate the phenomenon.

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