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Early Epigenetic Influence

By Sabrina Richards | July 16, 2012

Random chance, plus small differences in uterine environments, give rise to divergent epigenetic patterns in identical twins.

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Scorpion Venom Kills MRSA

By Jef Akst | July 12, 2012

Peptides extracted from scorpion venom fights off drug-resistant bacterial infections in mice.

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Natural Alzheimer’s Protection

By Sabrina Richards | July 11, 2012

Researchers identify a gene variant that reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Maps Show Animal Disease Hotspots

By Sabrina Richards | July 6, 2012

Researchers survey global incidence of 56 zoonotic diseases to identify the hardest hit countries.

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DNA Methylation Linked to Memory Loss

By Sabrina Richards | July 2, 2012

Scientists find that declining DNA methylation in mouse neurons may cause age-related memory deficits.

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DNA Truth or Dare

By Sam Kean | July 1, 2012

Learning the intricacies of your own genetic profile is a double-edged sword.

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Medical Mavericks

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2012

ALS patients take their fate into their own hands, self-administering an unapproved chemical and collating their results online.

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Meeting of the Minds

By Mary Beth Aberlin | July 1, 2012

New changes at The Scientist will ensure that we continue to showcase the best and brightest ideas in the life sciences.

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Dynamic Delivery

By Ruth Williams | July 1, 2012

Microscopic sponges made entirely of RNA enable efficient gene silencing.

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Polypharmacy

By Catherine Ulbricht | July 1, 2012

Dietary supplements can have serious side effects when mixed with prescription drugs, but not all herb-drug interactions are bad.

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