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Buying Cell-Culture Products

By Christi Bird | March 1, 2013

A survey of The Scientist readers reveals who buys cell-growth products from whom, and why.

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Crack Control

By Dan Cossins | March 1, 2013

Nanoscale cracks in bone dissipate energy to protect against fracture, a process that appears to be regulated by the interaction of two proteins.

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Set It and Forget It

By Carina Storrs | March 1, 2013

A tour of three systems for automating cell culture

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Sleep Protection

By Kerry Grens | March 1, 2013

Inducing certain brain patterns extends non-REM sleep in mice.

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Do-It-Yourself Medicine

By Jef Akst | March 1, 2013

Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?

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Synthetic Peptide Fools Immune System

By Dan Cossins | February 21, 2013

Researchers have created a molecule that helps nanoparticles evade immune attack and could improve drug delivery.  

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Lucrative Prize for Life Scientists

By Dan Cossins | February 21, 2013

Three Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are offering $3 million to scientists demonstrating excellence in biology and medical research.

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Mitochondria Versus Nucleus

By Juliet Ash | February 15, 2013

Disruptions in the interaction between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA can lead to deficiencies in the mitochondrial energy-generating process, affecting fitness.

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Non-coding Repeats Cause Peptide Clumps

By Ruth Williams | February 7, 2013

Protein aggregates in the brains of some people with dementia or motor neuron disease have a surprising origin.

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New TB Vaccine Fails Trial

By Dan Cossins | February 4, 2013

One of the most advanced tuberculosis vaccines has failed to protect infants from getting the disease in a clinical trial, but it may be effective in adults.

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