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Seeing the Forest for the Trees

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2011

Getting the big picture means asking lots of little questions.

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New New Things

By Mary Beth Aberlin | July 1, 2011

Why we love our jobs—there’s never a dull moment.

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A Shot in the Arm

By Edyta Zielinska | June 1, 2011

Decades of vaccine research have expanded our understanding of the immune system and are yielding novel disease-fighting tactics.

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Channeling the Microbiome

By Sarah Greene | May 25, 2011

The new discipline of sociomicrobiology is revealing life’s struggle tooth and nail—and gut.

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The “Me Decade” of Cancer

By Sarah Greene | April 1, 2011

Drugs that target specific tumors are harbingers of a new era of genetically informed medicine.

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Epigenetics and Society

By Andrew D. Ellington | March 1, 2011

Did Erasmus Darwin foreshadow the tweaking of his grandson’s paradigm?

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To Err is Human

By Sarah Greene | February 1, 2011

This is your brain on emotions.

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By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2011

The Evidence Argument   Re: about the use of evidence in medicine: “Evidence-based” is a simplistic and misleading buzzword. A single well-documented case is valid evidence, but the self-proclaimed “evidence-based” promoters and practitioners attack it as “anecdotal.”

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Brave New Drugs

By Sarah Greene | January 1, 2011

Intoxicating ideas for saving a billion lives

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