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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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Connecting the Dots

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2014

Extending her initial studies of social wasps, Mary Jane West-Eberhard has spent her career probing the evolutionary relationship between social behavior and developmental flexibility.

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Contributors

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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Seeds of Hopelessness

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2014

Can seed banks adequately prepare for the future if wild plant populations are already lagging behind in adapting to rapid climate change?

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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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Nanomedicine

By Guizhi Zhu, Lei Mei, and Weihong Tan | August 1, 2014

From bioimaging to drug delivery and therapeutics, nanotechnology is poised to change the way doctors practice medicine.

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The Body’s Ecosystem

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2014

Research on the human microbiome is booming, and scientists have moved from simply taking stock of gut flora to understanding the influence of microbes throughout the body.

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Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs

By David Casarett | August 1, 2014

In praise of weird science at the edge of life

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