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Polypharmacy

By Catherine Ulbricht | July 1, 2012

Dietary supplements can have serious side effects when mixed with prescription drugs, but not all herb-drug interactions are bad.

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Food for Thought

By Tom Brutnell and Wolf B. Frommer | June 1, 2012

Plant research remains grossly underfunded, despite the demand for increased crop production to support a growing population.

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Regulations for Biosimilars

By Lisa A. Haile and Kimberly K. Egan | June 1, 2012

As biologic drug patents begin to expire, generic versions will hit the market—but how will they be regulated?

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Cooking Up Creative Solutions

By H. Steven Wiley | May 1, 2012

More collaborators and more data are the key ingredients.

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Reading Into the Future

By Richard Smith | April 1, 2012

Will traditional scientific journals follow newspapers into oblivion?

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Antibiotics in the Animals We Eat

By Bonnie M. Marshall and Stuart B. Levy | April 1, 2012

Low-dose antibiotics in animal feed fuel drug-resistance in human infectious diseases.

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One Year On

By Nick Beresford and Jordi Vives i Batlle | March 1, 2012

Some thoughts about the ecological fallout from Fukushima

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Learning by Doing

By Sarah L. Simmons | February 1, 2012

Having freshmen perform research doesn’t just improve undergraduate learning, it convinces more students to become science majors.

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Never Say Never

By H. Steven Wiley | February 1, 2012

Novel observations can sometimes be correct for unexpected reasons.

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An Evolving Science for an Evolving Time

By Colin D. Butler | January 1, 2012

Twenty-first century challenges to the public health of all the world’s populations require forward-looking commitments from epidemiologists.

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