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Giraffe in Half

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2016

Watch footage from the public dissection of Marius, the young giraffe at the Copenhagen Zoo who was ultimately fed to predators at the facility. (CAUTION: GRAPHIC IMAGES)


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Lizard Secretes Heat

By Bob Grant | January 25, 2016

Researchers confirm the unprecedented endothermic abilities of a South American reptile.

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Wiping Out Gut Bugs Stops Obesity

By Kerry Grens | November 16, 2015

In mice lacking intestinal microbiota, white fat turns brown and obesity is prevented.


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Fish Size, Vision Skills Explained

By Kerry Grens | November 5, 2015

Scientists describe molecular underpinnings of salmon size and of fishes’ ability to navigate murky environments in separate studies.


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Fat Saps Muscle

By Tracy Vence | November 1, 2015

The accumulation of fat within skeletal muscle, as happens with obesity, diminishes muscle performance.


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New Data Attempt to Resolve Protein Dispute

By Kerry Grens | October 22, 2015

The latest analysis on GDF11, a proposed antiaging protein, blames discrepancies in the literature on misreported doses and misinterpretation.

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Growing Placenta-Generating Cells

By Jef Akst | October 14, 2015

Researchers derive trophoblast stem cells from mouse fibroblasts, paving the way for cell therapy for placental dysfunction diseases.


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Warming Up to Brown Fat

By Kerry Grens | October 8, 2015

Scientists know how to turn on these fat-combusting cells. Can these energy burners be used to combat obesity?


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Mapping Corti

By Ruth Williams | September 3, 2015

The inner ear organ, from macro to micro


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Bear Study Breaks Down

By Kerry Grens | September 2, 2015

Authors retract a paper on grizzlies’ metabolism after finding one person made up data.

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