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Salary Stats

By Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | November 1, 2013

Surprising trends reveal themselves in this year's Salary Survey statistics.

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Some Nerve

By Greg Dunn | November 1, 2013

The neuron-inspired art of erstwhile neuroscientist Greg Dunn

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2013

November 2013's selection of notable quotes

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2013 Life Sciences Salary Survey

By Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | November 1, 2013

The Scientist opened up its annual Salary Survey to our international readers for the first time, revealing stark differences between average pay in the U.S., Europe, and the rest of the world.

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Penetrating the Brain

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.

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Evolving Pain Resistance

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2013

Grasshopper mice harbor mutations in a pain-transmitting sodium channel that allow them to prey on highly toxic bark scorpions.

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FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF

By Jef Akst | October 17, 2013

The US regulatory agency will meet next week to discuss whether to allow human trials of a technique that combines the genetic information of three adults.

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Opinion: Academic Waste

By Linda Feighery | October 17, 2013

From funding to publishing, academic research needlessly burns through time and money.

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Fighting Viruses with RNAi

By Ruth Williams | October 10, 2013

The long-debated issue of whether mammals can use RNA interference as an antiviral defense mechanism is finally put to rest.

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Mislabeled Microbes Cause Two Retractions

By Ed Yong | October 10, 2013

Two papers on plant immunity have been retracted, and questions remain about others with similar results. 

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