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Contributors

By | March 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the March 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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Do-It-Yourself Medicine

By | March 1, 2013

Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?

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Instant Messaging

By | March 1, 2013

During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.

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Science on Celluloid

By | February 28, 2013

Scientist? Filmmaker? Alexis Gambis welcomes both labels.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 25, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Stem Cell Trial Nearly Approved

By | February 15, 2013

The first human trial of a treatment using induced pluripotent stem cells has received conditional approval from an institutional review board in Japan.

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Icy Algae in a Changing Arctic

By | February 14, 2013

New research adds to an emerging picture of the changes that global warming and thinning ice are wreaking on the marine ecosystems at the top of the world.

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Sampling the New Arctic

By | February 14, 2013

Scenes from a research trip, where researchers peered beneath the ice to shine a light on the emerging picture of a changing Arctic Ocean

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Diversity Defeats Disease

By | February 13, 2013

In a pond, more amphibian species mean decreased chances of disease spread.

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Oil Additive Harming Seabirds

By | February 8, 2013

Scientists have identified the sticky substance that is damaging the feathers of hundreds seabirds washed ashore in England as an additive for lubricant oils.  

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