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Color from Structure

By Cristina Luiggi | February 1, 2013

Researchers are working to understand how often-colorless biological nanostructures give rise to some of the most spectacular technicolor displays in nature.


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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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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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A Nose for Touch

By Kenneth C. Catania | September 1, 2012

The remarkable ability of the star-nosed mole to interpret its surroundings through touch is yielding clues about mammalian sensory processing in general.


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Pleasant to the Touch

By Sabrina Richards | September 1, 2012

Scientists hope an understanding of nerve fibers responsive only to gentle touch will give insight into the role the sense plays in social bonding.


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Best Places to Work Academia, 2012

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2012

On the 10th anniversary of The Scientist’s survey of life science academics, institutions are contending with tighter budgets and larger administrative staffs, while working to sustain and inspire their researchers.


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On the Chain Gang

By Keith D. Wilkinson and David Fushman | July 1, 2012

More than simply helping haul out a cell’s garbage, ubiquitin, with its panoply of chain lengths and shapes, marks and regulates many unrelated cellular processes.

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Targeting DNA

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2012

After 20 years of high-profile failure, gene therapy is finally well on its way to clinical approval.


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Underground Supermodels

By Thomas J. Park and Rochelle Buffenstein | June 1, 2012

What can a twentysomething naked mole-rat tell us about fighting pain, cancer, and aging?


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