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Stress Tests

By H. Steven Wiley | September 1, 2012

Judiciously applied pressure could benefit the scientific system by providing an opportunity for renewal.

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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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Cooking Up Creative Solutions

By H. Steven Wiley | May 1, 2012

More collaborators and more data are the key ingredients.

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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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From Test Tube to Hypodermic Needle

By James V. Parker and P. Michael Conn | December 1, 2011

A prescription for educating the public on the value of using animals in medical research

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Avoiding Animal Testing

By Andrew Rowan | December 1, 2011

Advances in cell-culture technologies are paving the way to the complete elimination of animals from the laboratory.

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Desperately Seeking Radioisotopes

By Robert E. Schenter | July 1, 2011

New strategies are needed to address the current and future shortages of radioisotopes that threaten medical research and treatment.

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Hard and Harder

By Michael K. Gusmano | June 5, 2011

The path to eradicating malaria in Africa involves much more than just a vaccine.

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Another Revolution Needed?

By Fahd Al-Mulla | March 1, 2011

Counting the many plagues that threaten research in the Middle East and North Africa region

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At the Tipping Point

By H. Steven Wiley | February 1, 2011

Data standards need to be introduced—now.

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