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What Lies Sleeping

By Philippe Mourrain | March 1, 2016

Why can science still not define this most basic biological process?

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Digesting Dietary Data

By Christopher Gardner and Michael Stanton | June 1, 2014

Why are there so many contradictory nutrition studies, and how can they be improved?

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The Eye of the Finch

By Andrew Dobson | August 1, 2013

Beaks did it for Darwin. Now, monitoring real-time evolution of bacteria that infects finch eyes reveals repeated, rapid evolution of an emerging avian pathogen in backyards throughout the U.S.

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Ready for Prime Time

By Dennis J. Selkoe and John C. Morris | February 1, 2012

Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.

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Puncturing the Myth

By Geoffrey Burnstock | September 1, 2011

Purinergic signaling, not mystical energy, may explain how acupuncture works.

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Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain

By Tom Curran | August 1, 2011

Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.

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The Scientist’s Amanuensis

By Peter Murray-Rust and Brian Brooks | July 1, 2011

A virtual lab—where all sorts of parameters are monitored and recorded—promises researchers a higher degree of reproducibility.

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First, Do No Harm…

By Jim Woodgett | June 9, 2011

Is DNA damage an inevitable consequence of epigenetic reprogramming?

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Skeleton Keys

By Lewis Wolpert | May 14, 2011

There are a surprising number of unknowns about how our limbs come to be symmetrical.

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Medical Publishing for an N of One

By George D. Lundberg | April 1, 2011

New technologies and mind-sets are required for information delivery in the age of genomics.

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