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Ozone Defender Dies

By | March 13, 2012

Nobel Laureate Sherwood Rowland, who first demonstrated that the ozone layer could be destroyed by chemical pollutants, passes away at age 84.

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The Sweet Sounds of Spider Silk

By | March 7, 2012

A researcher spins spider silk into violin strings.

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Exercise Alters Epigenetics

By | March 6, 2012

Exercise causes short-term changes in DNA methylation and gene expression in muscle tissue that may have implications for type 2 diabetes.

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Antarctic Invasion

By | March 5, 2012

Invasive species threaten the most pristine place on Earth.

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Contributors

March 1, 2012

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

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Suspected Effects of Vitamin D

By | March 1, 2012

Vitamin D has a variety of actions in the body. It binds to the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which then binds to the retinoid X receptor (RXR) and activates the expression of numerous genes. 

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One Year On

By | March 1, 2012

Some thoughts about the ecological fallout from Fukushima

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Vitamin D on Trial

By | March 1, 2012

Prevention trials for vitamins and supplements are notoriously difficult, but some researchers aren’t giving up on finding proof that vitamin D helps ward off disease.

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Climate Conflict of Interest?

By | February 24, 2012

Greenpeace flags researchers' payments from a climate change skeptic organization.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 21, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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