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Beating Drug-Resistant TB

By Ruth Williams | September 19, 2012

Reinvestigating a natural antibiotic compound reveals its potential as a tuberculosis drug.

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Dotting “i”s and Crossing “t”s

By Bob Grant | September 17, 2012

As federal budgets tighten, the US government is getting serious about enforcing reporting and administrative rules that accompany academic grants.

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Scientists "Spin" Results

By Bob Grant | September 13, 2012

A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.

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Rethinking Herbal Medicine

By Beth Marie Mole | September 10, 2012

A phylogenetic study of traditional plant remedies could aid drug development.

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Opinion: Learning from Each Other

By Myra H. Strober | September 7, 2012

Professional dialogue between scientists and non-scientists is not easy, but when successful, it can create powerful insights and relationships.

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The NSF Shake-Up

By Elise Andrew | September 7, 2012

The federal agency is shuffling around its programs to streamline management and promote international scientific collaboration.

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Book Excerpt from The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

By John Coates | September 5, 2012

In his latest book, author John Coates describes the tension and exultation of the trading floor from a biological perspective.

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Capsule Reviews

By Annie Gottlieb | September 1, 2012

Wired for Story, Dreamland, Homo Mysterious, and Vagina

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist | September 1, 2012

September 2012's selection of notable quotes

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A Story Biological

By John Coates | September 1, 2012

Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.

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