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Adjustable Brain Cells

By | February 18, 2016

Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 

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The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s

By | December 1, 2015

A rash of deformed lambs eventually led to the creation of a cancer-fighting agent.

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Vegetarian Aquaculture

By | December 1, 2015

Go behind the scenes at labs where researchers are finding ways of switching from meat-based to plant-based feeds.

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Inside a Lab Mouse’s High-Fat Diet

By | November 23, 2015

Researchers should pay closer attention to the diets they use to study obesity in mice, experts advise.

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Blood Cell Development Reimagined

By | November 9, 2015

A new study is rewriting 50 years of biological dogma by suggesting that mature blood cells develop much more rapidly from stem cells than previously thought.

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Adding Padding

By | November 1, 2015

Adipogenesis in mice has alternating genetic requirements throughout the animals’ lives.

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Contributors

By | November 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Leibel on Diets

By | November 1, 2015

Columbia University researcher Rudy Leibel discusses a study that found benefit in a high-fat diet.

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Speaking of Science

By | November 1, 2015

November 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Weight's the Matter?

By | November 1, 2015

The causes and consequences of obesity are more complicated than we thought.  

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