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Feeding Frenzy

By Mary Bates | March 1, 2014

Take a peek into the shark tank where Boston University biologist Jelle Atema is testing how well the fish actually smell.

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Seeing in the Dark

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2014

Meet the scientists and study subjects behind research into how senses work together to form perceptions of the world.

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Printing Ears

By Kate Yandell | September 1, 2013

Cornell University biomedical engineer Lawrence Bonassar 3-D prints ears using “ink” that contains living cells.

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Making Meat

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2013

This animation explains the process researchers used to make a lab-grown hamburger patty, which was served up for the first time in early August, 2013.

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Track Thyself

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2013

Meet Larry Smarr, a UC San Diego computer scientist who records several facets of his physiology, on the hunt for signs of present or future health problems.

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Cancer Whisperer

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2013

Profile subject Cédric Blanpain describes his work rooting out the role of stem cells in tumors.

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The Genes Underlying Prematurity

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2013

NIH researcher Roberto Romero describes the recent discovery of genetic elemetns that contribute to the risk of preterm birth.

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2011's Best and Brightest

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2012

In its brief, 4-year history, The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations contest has become a showcase of the coolest life science tools to emerge in the previous year. 

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Chasing Grasshoppers

By Cristina Luiggi | August 12, 2011

A conversation with Dan Otte, a South African artist and curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Otte also happens to have discovered around 20 percent of the cricket species known to date.

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Learning Addiction

By Cristina Luiggi | July 13, 2011

Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food).

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