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Scientists "Spin" Results

By | September 13, 2012

A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.

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The Golden Goose Is Awarded

By | September 12, 2012

Researchers are given a prize for high-impact science that began with an unusual or seemingly frivolous study.

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Lasker Winners Announced

By | September 10, 2012

This year’s prizes are awarded for advances in liver transplantation, cell biology, and leadership in biomedical science.

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Rethinking Herbal Medicine

By | September 10, 2012

A phylogenetic study of traditional plant remedies could aid drug development.

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Opinion: Learning from Each Other

By | September 7, 2012

Professional dialogue between scientists and non-scientists is not easy, but when successful, it can create powerful insights and relationships.

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The NSF Shake-Up

By | September 7, 2012

The federal agency is shuffling around its programs to streamline management and promote international scientific collaboration.

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Getting to Know the Genome

By | September 5, 2012

A massive project involving hundreds of scientists suggests that very little—if any—of the human genome is truly non-functional.

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Book Excerpt from The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

By | September 5, 2012

In his latest book, author John Coates describes the tension and exultation of the trading floor from a biological perspective.

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Do it Yourself TB Test

By | September 5, 2012

With a cardboard box, a light source, and some filters, roadside clinics can accurately test for tuberculosis.

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Capsule Reviews

By | September 1, 2012

Wired for Story, Dreamland, Homo Mysterious, and Vagina

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