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Bees Drawn to Pesticides

By Kerry Grens | April 24, 2015

One study shows the insects prefer food laced with pesticides, while another adds to the evidence that the chemicals are harmful to some pollinators.

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Why DBS Works for Parkinson’s?

By Jef Akst | April 14, 2015

Deep-brain stimulation may effectively treat slow movement, tremor, and rigidity in Parkinson’s patients by reducing synchronicity of neural activity in the motor cortex.

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A Spider's Eye View

By Brittany Taylor | April 1, 2015

Cornell researchers probe the brains of jumping spiders to gain insight into the arachnid's visual processing capabilities.

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Book Excerpt from p53

By Sue Armstrong | April 1, 2015

In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2015

Junk DNA, Cuckoo, Sapiens, and Cool

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Setbacks and Great Leaps

By Sue Armstrong | April 1, 2015

The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.

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Through a Spider’s Eyes

By Brittany Taylor | April 1, 2015

Deciphering how a jumping spider sees the world and processes visual information may yield insights into long-standing robotics problems.

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Pain and Itch Neurons Found

By Kerry Grens | March 31, 2015

Inhibitory nerve cells in the spinal cord stop the transmission of pain and itch signals in mice.

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Opinion: Can the Brain Be Trained?

By Erin Abner | March 23, 2015

Online brain-training is gaining popularity, but so far little evidence exists to support claims of improved cognition.

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The 2015 Salary Survey Is Complete

By The Scientist Staff | March 13, 2015

Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's survey. Please check back in November for the results.

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