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Bitter Pill

By | March 1, 2011

Editor's choice in drug discovery

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Another Revolution Needed?

By | March 1, 2011

Counting the many plagues that threaten research in the Middle East and North Africa region

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Medicinal Alchemy, circa 1512

By | March 1, 2011

During the Middle Ages, alchemists developed sophisticated ways to tap the medicinal powers of the Earth’s bounty. Liber de Arte Distillandi, published in 1512, is a layman’s guide to the preparation of these natural medicines.

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Environmental Impact

By | March 1, 2011

Research in behavioral epigenetics is seeking evidence that links experience to biochemistry to gene expression and back out again.

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Best Places to Work Postdocs, 2011

By | March 1, 2011

Setting up your own scientific laboratory is no easy task, but this year’s respondents are using their postdoc experiences to prepare for the challenge.

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Resistant to Failure

By | March 1, 2011

A Duke University researcher survives a sticky situation at a federal research institution to make major strides in determining the genetic roots of Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic resistance.

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Speaking of Science

By | March 1, 2011

March 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Taking Time for Baby

By | March 1, 2011

Having a child changes everything. But it doesn’t necessarily have to disrupt your research while you’re out on leave.

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Book excerpt from The Wisdom of Birds

By | March 1, 2011

In Chapter 9, “Darwin in Denial,” author Tim Birkhead explains how Darwin’s failure to recognize avian female promiscuity resulted in a century of misconceptions about sexual selection

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Capsule Reviews

By | March 1, 2011

Asleep, The Restless Plant, Genetics of Original Sin, Disease Maps

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