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March 1, 2012

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

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The Joint Collector

By | March 1, 2012

Forget stamps: one bioengineer amasses broken artificial joints to learn why they failed and how to build better ones.

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Biota Babble

By | March 1, 2012

Editor's choice in immunology

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TB Screen Glows Green

By | February 13, 2012

Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.

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C. diff Infection Source Unclear

By | February 7, 2012

Only a quarter of Clostridium difficile infections in one hospital system were traced to contact with a symptomatic patient.

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FDA Staffers Sue Agency

By | February 6, 2012

Current and former employees of the US Food and Drug Administration have filed suit, alleging that their employer spied on them for whistleblowing.

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Federal Biosecurity Panel Speaks

By | February 1, 2012

The US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity explains why it recommended redacting the details of studies reporting on a highly transmissible H5N1 strain.

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Breast Implants Arrest Made

By | January 26, 2012

A producer of unapproved silicone breast implants is arrested by French authorities.

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The Breast Implant Risk

By | January 26, 2012

Breast implants leaking contaminated silicone are causing a fuss in Europe, but all breast implants carry risks.

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Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again

By | January 24, 2012

An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.

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