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Icing Organs

By Megan Scudellari | February 1, 2013

Why scientists are so near and yet so far from being able to cryopreserve organs

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Fighting Microbes with Microbes

By Amy Coombs | January 1, 2013

Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?

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Games for Science

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2013

Scientists are using video games to tap the collective intelligence of people around the world, while doctors and educators are turning to games to treat and teach.

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Steal My Sunshine

By David Smith | January 1, 2013

How photosynthetic organisms get taken up, passed around, and discarded throughout the eukaryotic domain

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Fat's Immune Sentinels

By Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | December 1, 2012

Certain immune cells keep adipose tissue in check by helping to define normal and abnormal physiological states.

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Metabolism and the Brain

By Oksana Kaidanovich-Beilin, Danielle S. Cha, and Roger S. McIntyre | December 1, 2012

Evidence for the role of insulin in mediating normal and abnormal brain function may lead to new treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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Top 10 Innovations 2012

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2012

The Scientist’s 5th installment of its annual competition attracted submissions from across the life science spectrum. Here are the best and brightest products of the year.

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Coming to Terms

By Anna Ajduk and Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz | November 1, 2012

New noninvasive methods of selecting the most viable embryo could revolutionize in vitro fertilization.

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Omega-3s: Fishing for a Mechanism

By Ethan J. Anderson and David A. Taylor | November 1, 2012

Despite abundant evidence supporting their ability to help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, the therapeutic effectiveness of fish oil–derived fatty acids remains controversial.

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Life Sciences Salary Survey 2012

By Hayley Dunning | November 1, 2012

Researcher salaries continue to buck the trend of the millennium’s first decade, remaining flat or even declining across most life science disciplines.

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