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Bad Raps

By | December 1, 2014

Understanding animal diseases—for their sake and for ours

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Capsule Reviews

By | December 1, 2014

Your Atomic Self, Eureka!, A Talent for Friendship, and Undeniable

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Desktop Human

By | December 1, 2014

Meet the researchers behind ATHENA, the project that aims to create a system of linked model human organs that may revolutionize drug development.

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Homo Minutus

By | December 1, 2014

A miniature platform with multiple organ-on-a-chip constructs aims to speed up drug discovery—and create better transplants for patients.

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Honorable Innovation

By | December 1, 2014

Runners up in the Top 10 Innovations of 2014 competition

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Microflora for Hire

By | December 1, 2014

The guts of cows and termites harbor microbes that are renowned complex-carbohydrate digesters, but the human gastrointestinal tract has flora that just might measure up.

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Polymerase Pieces

By | December 1, 2014

Researchers discover a new subunit of a bacterial RNA polymerase—as well as hints of its potential role in defending against viruses.

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Speaking of Science

By | December 1, 2014

December 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Viviana Gradinaru: Clearing the Way

By | December 1, 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech. Age: 33

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Clearly a Mouse

By | December 1, 2014

December 2014's Scientist to Watch, Viviana Gradinaru, helped develop CLARITY, a method for making transparent mice.

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