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Syphilis: Then and Now

By Kristin N Harper, Molly K. Zuckerman, and George J. Armelagos | February 1, 2014

Researchers are zeroing in on the origin of syphilis and related diseases, which continue to plague the human population some 500 years after the first documented case.

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Top 10 Innovations 2013

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2013

The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.

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The Psychiatrist’s Jigsaw

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

Researchers are piecing together the devilishly complex sets of genetic alterations underlying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Tuning the Brain

By Andres Lozano | October 28, 2013

Deep-brain stimulation is allowing neurosurgeons to adjust the neural activity in specific brain regions to treat thousands of patients with myriad neurological disorders.

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Smell and the Degenerating Brain

By Richard L. Doty | October 1, 2013

An impaired sense of smell is one of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and some other neurodegenerative diseases. Could it be a useful diagnostic tool?

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Going Viral

By Breeann Kirby and Jeremy J. Barr | September 1, 2013

From therapeutics to gene transfer, bacteriophages offer a sustainable and powerful method of controlling microbes.

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Best Places to Work Academia 2013

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2013

Institutional funding and research support is critical to academics during this time of continued budgetary belt-tightening across government agencies.  

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Worried Sick

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2013

Expectations can make you ill. Fear can make you fragile. Understanding the nocebo effect may help prevent this painful phenomenon.

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Factoring in Face Time

By Adam Kucharski | June 1, 2013

How the study of human social interactions is helping researchers understand the spread of diseases like influenza and HIV

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It Takes a Village

By Beth Marie Mole | June 1, 2013

Scientists working in developing countries find that giving back to local communities enriches their own research.

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