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An Eyeful of RNA

By Richard P. Grant | August 1, 2011

Editor's Choice in Physiology

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Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain

By Tom Curran | August 1, 2011

Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.

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Harmful Bacterial Metabolites

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

Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 

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Personalized Athletics

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2011

Motivated by a career-ending ligament tear, a former NFL player starts a company to test athletes' genetic predispositions to common sports injuries.

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It's a Cell-Eat-Cell World

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2011

For more than 100 years, pathologists have observed cancer cells engulfing other live cells, but scientists are only now beginning to understand how it happens and what it means for tumorigenesis.

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Make Mine Rare

By Megan Scudellari | August 1, 2011

With mounting interest from biotechs, Big Pharma, and the federal government, research on rare diseases is burgeoning.

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Memory Aid

By Richard P. Grant | August 1, 2011

Editor's Choice in Neuroscience

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Toads

By Richard P. Sloan | August 1, 2011

Ascribing benefits to the experience of devastating illness or trauma is fraught with hidden dangers.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2011

First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth

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Contributors

August 1, 2011

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

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