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August 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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Sharing the Bounty

By Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.

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Next Generation: World’s Smallest Camera

By Megan Scudellari | July 27, 2011

This lens-free, pinhead-size camera could someday grace the tip of a surgery needle or take cheap 3D images of cells.

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Top 7 in Microbiology

By Megan Scudellari | July 26, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000.

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Chimp Brains Don’t Shrink with Age

By Tia Ghose | July 25, 2011

Unlike human brains, chimpanzee brains don’t get smaller as they age, suggesting that pronounced neurological decline is a uniquely human byproduct of our oversized brains and extreme longevity.

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Regulating the Humanized

By Bob Grant | July 25, 2011

A UK panel puts forth guidelines for research that use experimental animals harboring human cells and tissues.

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Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics

By Bob Grant | July 19, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics, and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Zinc Fingers Bear Fruit

By Bob Grant | July 18, 2011

A method for precise gene editing is able to change disease-causing point mutations in human stem cell DNA.

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Learning Addiction

By Cristina Luiggi | July 13, 2011

Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food).

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First Stem-Cell-Organ Transplant

By Jessica P. Johnson | July 13, 2011

A fully-functional tooth grown from stem cells is successfully implanted into a mouse.

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