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All In Proportion

By Savraj S. Grewal | March 2, 2013

Drosophila insulin-like peptides (dILPs) regulate part of the signaling pathway that helps keep organs growing in proportion during development.

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Antibiotic Bouncer

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2013

Contrary to previous assumptions that macrolide antibiotics completely block the exit tunnel of ribosomes, new evidence shows that some peptides are allowed to pass.

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Biology Hacklabs

By Megan Scudellari | March 1, 2013

Fueled by donations, sweat, and occasional dumpster diving, community laboratories for DIY biologists are cropping up around the country.

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Buying Cell-Culture Products

By Christi Bird | March 1, 2013

A survey of The Scientist readers reveals who buys cell-growth products from whom, and why.

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Contributors

By Beth Marie Mole | March 1, 2013

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

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Crack Control

By Dan Cossins | March 1, 2013

Nanoscale cracks in bone dissipate energy to protect against fracture, a process that appears to be regulated by the interaction of two proteins.

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Set It and Forget It

By Carina Storrs | March 1, 2013

A tour of three systems for automating cell culture

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Sleep Protection

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2013

Inducing certain brain patterns extends non-REM sleep in mice.

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Instant Messaging

By Savraj S. Grewal | March 1, 2013

During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.

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Synthetic Peptide Fools Immune System

By Dan Cossins | February 21, 2013

Researchers have created a molecule that helps nanoparticles evade immune attack and could improve drug delivery.  

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