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Bacterial Quid Pro Quo

By Tracy Vence | August 19, 2013

Pseudomonas aeruginosa gather swarming speed at the expense of their ability to form biofilms in an experimental evolution setup.

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Why One Cream Cake Leads to Another

By Ruth Williams | August 15, 2013

Continuously eating fatty foods perturbs communication between the gut and brain, which in turn perpetuates a bad diet.

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Stem Cells Open Up Options

By Sabrina Richards | August 13, 2013

Pluripotent cells can help regenerate tissues and maintain long life—and they may also help animals jumpstart drastically new lifestyles.

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Cancer-Causing Herbal Remedies

By Ruth Williams | August 7, 2013

A potent carcinogen lurks within certain traditional Chinese medicines.

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STW: In the Field

By Dan Cossins | August 1, 2013

Scientist to Watch Josh Snodgrass has traveled the world, from Siberia to South America, to study how the physiology of indigenous peoples shifts with changing lifestyles.

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Josh Snodgrass: An Adaptive Mind

By Dan Cossins | August 1, 2013

Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Oregon. Age: 41

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The Eye of the Finch

By Andrew Dobson | August 1, 2013

Beaks did it for Darwin. Now, monitoring real-time evolution of bacteria that infects finch eyes reveals repeated, rapid evolution of an emerging avian pathogen in backyards throughout the U.S.

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Week in Review, July 15–19

By Jef Akst | July 19, 2013

Bias in preclinical research; medical marijuana for kids; a swath of microbial genomes; plastic ocean habitats; rethinking scientific evaluation

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Medical Marijuana for Kids?

By Aimee Swartz | July 17, 2013

The drug has brought relief to children suffering from cancer and other serious ailments, but getting access is often limited by considerable regulatory hurdles.

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Next Generation: Smoking Out Cancer

By Sabrina Richards | July 17, 2013

Researchers analyze smoke generated during surgical tumor removal to distinguish healthy and diseased tissues in real time.

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