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Brain Drain

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 1, 2015

The brain contains lymphatic vessels similar to those found elsewhere in the body, a mouse study shows.

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Clinical Matchmaker

By Kate Yandell | June 1, 2015

Enrolling the right patient population could be key to a successful clinical trial.

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Contributors

By The Scientist Staff | June 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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New Legs to Stand On

By Mary Beth Aberlin | June 1, 2015

Reconstructing the past using ancient DNA

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Resistance Fighter

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 1, 2015

Stuart Levy has spent a lifetime studying mechanisms of antibiotic resistance and crusading to abolish the use of antibiotics in animal feed.

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Lost Memories Reactivated in Mice

By Kerry Grens | May 29, 2015

Using optogenetics, researchers excite selected neurons to reinstate a fear memory that had been blocked.

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Gene Linked to Pain Insensitivity

By Kerry Grens | May 27, 2015

People with a congenital disorder that makes them unable to feel pain have mutations in a histone-modifying gene. 

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Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin

By Kerry Grens | May 21, 2015

Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.

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Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes

By The Scientist Staff | May 19, 2015

They aren't neurons, but in rats, glial cells in the brain called astrocytes (red) play a major role in repetitive motions like chewing and breathing.

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Clinical Epidemiology Pioneer Dies

By Jenny Rood | May 18, 2015

Evidence-based medicine advocate David Sackett has passed away at age 80.

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