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Announcing The Scientist's Labbies

By The Scientist Staff | April 4, 2011

Enter your science video, website, or multimedia for a chance to win this year's multimedia awards!

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Salamander cells harbor algae

By Hannah Waters | April 4, 2011

For the first time, scientists identify algae living inside the cells of a vertebrate, but what are they doing there?

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Medical posters as art

By Edyta Zielinska | April 1, 2011

A new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art celebrates the slick design of old public health messages and pharmaceutical ads

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Behavior brief

By Jef Akst | March 31, 2011

A round up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Evolution outside the lab

By Hannah Waters | March 31, 2011

Bacteria and their parasitic phages evolve just as quickly in a natural soil community as they do in a test tube, but other selective pressures can influence the changes

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News in a nutshell

By Bob Grant | March 31, 2011

Venter admits misquoting Feynman in synthetic DNA; in vitro Parkinson's; immune modulator for melanoma wins US approval

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Old stain, new life

By Megan Scudellari | March 30, 2011

A traditional lab dye unexpectedly stabilizes proteins and extends lifespan in worms

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Q&A: From the lab to the clinic

By Hannah Waters | March 30, 2011

A reevaluation of research goals in government-funded science is needed to achieve better healthcare for US citizens, according to one science policy researcher

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Top 7 in cancer biology

By Jef Akst | March 29, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in cancer biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Retraction vindicated?

By Jef Akst | March 28, 2011

Two new studies seek to validate the results of a retracted 2004 paper on parasite-to-host gene transfer, but skepticism lingers

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