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Thirty Years of Progress

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2016

Since The Scientist published its first issue in October 1986, life-science research has transformed from a manual and often tedious task to a high-tech, largely automated process of unprecedented efficiency.

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A Not-So-Short Circuit?

By Edyta Zielinska | October 1, 2011

As neuroscientists look to the future of their field, they are beginning to delve into more complex factors that define our emotions and intentions.

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A Small Revolution

By Erica Westly | October 1, 2011

In fewer than 15 years, nanomedicine has gone from fantasy to reality.

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Opinion: Research and Debt Reduction

By Mary Woolley | October 1, 2011

Investing more federal dollars in life science research may save the US economy.

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Opinion: Thinking Outside the Genome

By Stephen Friend | October 1, 2011

By extending its reach beyond science, the field of omics will change the way we live our lives.

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Interview: Speaking of Memory

By Edyta Zielinska | October 1, 2011

Considered a renegade by his peers, Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel used a simple model to probe the neural circuitry of memory.

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Opinion: Miniaturizing Medicine

By Chad Mirkin | October 1, 2011

Nanotechnology will offer doctors new ways to diagnose and treat patients, boosting efficiency and slashing costs.

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Tinkering With Life

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2011

A decade’s worth of engineering-infused biology

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