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Targeting Sodium Channels for Pain Relief

By Catherine Offord | January 1, 2018

The race to develop analgesic drugs that inhibit sodium channel NaV1.7 is revealing a complex sensory role for the protein.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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Why Swearing and Pain Go Hand in Hand

By Emma Byrne | January 1, 2018

Screaming obscenities when you stub your toe makes perfect biological sense.

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The Best Multimedia of 2017

By Catherine Offord | December 27, 2017

Editors’ picks of the year’s best in The Scientist infographics.

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Those We Lost in 2017

By Katarina Zimmer | December 27, 2017

The scientific community bid farewell to a number of luminaries this year. 

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The New Species of 2017

By Jef Akst | December 27, 2017

A sampling of some of the fascinating critters identified by scientists this year

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Top 10 Retractions of 2017

By Retraction Watch | December 18, 2017

Making the list: a journal breaks a retraction record, Nobel laureates Do the Right Thing, and Seinfeld characters write a paper 

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2017’s Science News in Review

By Kerry Grens | December 15, 2017

Hurricanes, protests, and lifesaving genetic engineering: our picks for the biggest stories of the year

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The Year in Science Policy

By Kerry Grens | December 15, 2017

How a new administration in the U.S. affected scientists around the world throughout 2017

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Urine Test for TB Yields Results in 12 Hours

By Jef Akst | December 14, 2017

The new test could improve upon two current methods to diagnose tuberculosis—a skin test or culturing bacteria from saliva, both of which take days.

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