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Self-Medicating Animals

By Sabrina Richards | October 23, 2012

From insects to mammals, the animal kingdom sometimes cures its own ills.

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The Epigenetic Lnc

By Kevin V. Morris | October 1, 2012

Long non-protein-coding RNA (lncRNA) sequences are often transcribed from the opposite, or antisense, strand of a protein coding gene. In the past few years, research has shown that these lncRNAs play a number of regulatory roles in the cell. For exa

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2012 Labbies Honorable Mentions

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2012

Check out other memorable images and videos that were submitted to this year’s Labby Multimedia Awards.

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Messing with HIV

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2012

Sangamo Biosciences is putting a different spin on gene therapy. 

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Telomere Basics

By Rodrigo Calado and Neal Young | May 1, 2012

Telomeres are repetitive, noncoding sequences that cap the ends of linear chromosomes. They consist of hexameric nucleotide sequences (TTAGGG in humans) repeated hundreds to thousands of times. 

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Designing Transition-State Inhibitors

By Vern L. Schramm | May 1, 2012

A transition-state mimic has the power to bind an enzyme at its tipping point as strongly as any available inhibitor and more strongly than most, preventing enzymatic activity. 

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Suspected Effects of Vitamin D

By Amy Maxmen | March 1, 2012

Vitamin D has a variety of actions in the body. It binds to the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which then binds to the retinoid X receptor (RXR) and activates the expression of numerous genes. 

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The View From Above

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2012

Satellite imagery is giving biologists a whole new perspective on the phenomena they study.

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2011's Best and Brightest

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2012

In its brief, 4-year history, The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations contest has become a showcase of the coolest life science tools to emerge in the previous year. 

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Bat Hunt

By Cristina Luiggi | January 1, 2012

Bucknell University mammalogist DeeAnn Reeder raises nets high into the darkened forest canopies of South Sudan to catch bats.

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