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Personalized Athletics

By | August 1, 2011

Motivated by a career-ending ligament tear, a former NFL player starts a company to test athletes' genetic predispositions to common sports injuries.

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An Unlichenly Pair

By | August 1, 2011

A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.

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Powering Clinical Trials

By | August 1, 2011

To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.

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Scientist to Watch

By | July 1, 2011

“This is my trophy,” says biologist Michael Edidin, walking across his office at Johns Hopkins University to pick up two oversized clock hands, once part of the stately clock tower that still stands on the Baltimore campus. 

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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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One Bad Apple

By | June 24, 2011

A unique virus and the worm it infects turn up in an orchard outside of Paris.

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Simultaneity

By | June 4, 2011

Two research teams studying a rare genetic disorder discover independently that it's caused by genes that are crucial to DNA replication.

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One Hip Dino

By | May 1, 2011

A closer look at some dinosaur bones accumulating dust since their 1994 discovery reveals a new, athletic sauropod species.

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Family Affair

By | April 1, 2011

In discovering their shared ancestry, a distantly related animal geneticist and plant pathologist find a common thread in their work on immune receptors.

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PET Guerrilla

By | April 1, 2011

A former Uruguayan antigovernment rebel is developing a revolutionary diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

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