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An Insoluble Problem?

By Robert Michael Stroud | May 26, 2011

The challenges of crystallizing membrane proteins—and how they’re being overcome.

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Hangover Headache

By Hannah Waters | May 25, 2011

Editor's choice in neuroscience

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Going with the Flow

By Kelly Rae Chi | May 25, 2011

A guide to the new wave of budget, easy-to-use flow cytometers.

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Pathogens linked to Parkinson's

By Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011

Although pathogens have long been suspected to play a role in the neurodegeneration of Parkinson's and related diseases (see our December 2010 feature), very little is understood about the mechanics of the process. 

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Lasers of a feather light better

By Jef Akst | May 14, 2011

Researchers have developed a new kind of laser that mimics some of the world's most beautiful birds, copying the nanoscale structure of their brightly colored feathers to capture light.

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Model Liver

By Richard P. Grant | April 1, 2011

Editor's choice in physiology

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Vital Signs

By Kelly Rae Chi | April 1, 2011

New frontiers in the search for novel, noninvasive biomarkers

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PET Guerrilla

By Chris Tachibana | April 1, 2011

A former Uruguayan antigovernment rebel is developing a revolutionary diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Sequence Analysis 101

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | March 1, 2011

A newbie’s guide to crunching next-generation sequencing data

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At the Tipping Point

By H. Steven Wiley | February 1, 2011

Data standards need to be introduced—now.

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