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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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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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Apiarium, 1625

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2015

Galileo’s improvements to the microscope led to the first published observations using such an instrument.

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The Namer

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2015

Carl Linnaeus's lasting impact on biological science

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Brain Structure Rediscovered

By Jef Akst | November 20, 2014

First described in the late 19th century, then lost from the literature for more than 100 years, the vertical occipital fasciculus appears to be important in visual processing.

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The Body Electric, 1840s

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2014

Emil du Bois-Reymond’s innovations for recording electrical signals from living tissue set the stage for today’s neural monitoring techniques.

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Contributors

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the September issue of The Scientist.

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Books on the Beagle

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 17, 2014

An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 

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Wheat Whisperer, circa 1953

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 1, 2014

The Green Revolution of the 20th century began with Norman Borlaug’s development of a short-statured, large-grained wheat.

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H.M.’s Brain

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 9, 2014

Scenes from the labs that study the unique organ

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