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By Abby Olena | December 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2013 issue of The Scientist.


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Organelle Architecture

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2013

There’s beauty in a cell’s marriage of structure and function.

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One Man's Trash...

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2013

Scientists who dared to waste their time looking at the midbody, a remnant of cell division, have catapulted the organelle to new prominence.


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Truth and Beauty

By Karen Hopkin | April 1, 2012

With strong foundations in both art and science, Ahna Skop has been able to capture the marvel of—and mechanisms behind—cytokinesis.


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Obscure Organelle in Stem Cells and Cancer

By Kerry Grens | September 11, 2011

Cellular structures known as midbodies, formed during cell division, appear to accumulate in stem cells and cancer cells, hinting at a potential function for these once-disregarded organelles.


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