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Natural Opioids Linked to Chronic Pain

By Jef Akst | September 19, 2013

The body’s own pain-quelling system may be at the root of chronic pain and symptoms of opioid withdrawal, according to a new study in mice.

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By Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | September 1, 2013

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

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Going Viral

By Breeann Kirby and Jeremy J. Barr | September 1, 2013

Bacteriophages shuttle genes between diverse ecosystems.

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Remaking a Classic

By Megan Scudellari | September 1, 2013

Companies are bursting at the seams with tools to engineer pharma’s next magic bullet: the new and improved antibody.

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You Are When You Eat

By Mary Beth Aberlin | September 1, 2013

Circadian time zones and metabolism

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Going Viral

By Breeann Kirby and Jeremy J. Barr | September 1, 2013

From therapeutics to gene transfer, bacteriophages offer a sustainable and powerful method of controlling microbes.

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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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