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Antibiotics, Immunity, and Obesity

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 14, 2014

Low doses of antibiotics early in life lead to adult obesity in mice, a study shows.


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How Bulgy Bears Keep Diabetes at Bay

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 8, 2014

A genetic switch in hibernating bears keeps the animals from becoming insulin-resistant. 

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Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 7, 2014

Early neurons reprogrammed from human skin cells show unprecedented axonal growth in a rat model of spinal cord injury.


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Pioneering Cancer Researcher Dies

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 6, 2014

Emmanuel Farber, past American Association for Cancer Research president who advanced fundamental understanding of chemical carcinogenesis, has passed away at age 95.


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A Matter of Size

By Scott McNeil | August 1, 2014

Erroneous characterization of nanomaterials can misinform the study of a new medicine’s safety and efficacy.


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Book Excerpt from Shocked

By David Casarett | August 1, 2014

In Chapter 4, “Science fiction, space travel, and the strange science of suspended animation,” author David Casarett describes his brush with adenosine monophosphate and reanimated mice.


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By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2014 issue of The Scientist.


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Say "Aaaah"

By Aimee Swartz | August 1, 2014

Scientists aim to remotely monitor Parkinson’s through voice recordings.


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Small Packages

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2014

When proverbs come true


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A Vaulted Mystery

By Eufemia S. Putortì and Massimo P. Crippa | August 1, 2014

Nearly 30 years after the discovery of tiny barrel-shape structures called vaults, their natural functions remain elusive. Nevertheless, researchers are beginning to put these nanoparticles to work in biomedicine.

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