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Swapping DNA in the Womb

By | September 27, 2012

A new study finds male genes in women’s brains, the first evidence of microchimerism in the human brain.

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Natural Alzheimer’s Protection

By | July 11, 2012

Researchers identify a gene variant that reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Bees Reverse Brain Aging

By | July 6, 2012

Older foraging bees experience a change in brain chemistry when they revert to nest duties typically given to younger individuals.

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Corrupted Proteins Spread Disease

By | June 18, 2012

A protein fragment involved in Alzheimer’s can seed new clusters throughout the brain, pointing to prion-like qualities of the disease.

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SPRead Your Antibody Capabilities

By | May 1, 2012

Using surface plasmon resonance to improve antibody detection and characterization: four case studies

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Alzheimer's Drugs Harmful?

By | February 20, 2012

The researcher who helped develop an Alzheimer's treatment now in clinical trials warns that the compound may actually impair memory.

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Obama Promises $156 Million to Alzheimer’s

By | February 9, 2012

The president’s administration will increase funding for the debilitating neurodegenerative disease this year and next. But where will the money come from?

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Contributors

February 1, 2012

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

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On the Menu

By | February 1, 2012

Digestion on the cellular level: two mysteries examined

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Switching the Bait

By | February 1, 2012

Turning a standard technique into an unbiased screen for diagnostic biomarkers

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