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Puzzle Me This

By | February 1, 2011

What substance is supposed to have no effect but can make people feel better, has no chance for a big monetary payoff but is worth billions, and is used in virtually every rigorous clinical trial but has no single, universal formulation? 

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The Evolution of Credibility

By | February 1, 2011

The winding path that an interesting result takes to become a bona fide discovery is just one of the topics covered in this new book on the practice of science.

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Appealing Choice

By | January 1, 2011

A book is born from pondering why sexual selection was, for so long, a minor component of evolutionary biology.

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Synthetic Spirits

By | January 1, 2011

Can we use science to reduce the harms of alcohol?

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By | January 1, 2011

A selection of comments from our readers

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Watt Fun!

By | January 1, 2011

Her doctoral advisor told her to amuse herself, and Fiona Watt has done just that—probing individual stem cells and determining the genes and molecules that direct them to differentiate or cause them to contribute to cancer.

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Interfering with Cancer

By | January 1, 2011

MicroRNAs may drive the development of leukemia.

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Brave New Drugs

By | January 1, 2011

Intoxicating ideas for saving a billion lives

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The Profits of Nonprofit

By | January 1, 2011

The surprising results when drug development and altruism collide

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The Coming Health Crisis

By | January 1, 2011

Indirect effects of global climate change threaten the health of hundreds of millions of people. The very uncertainty that shrouds this issue must serve as an organizing principle for adaptation to its ill effects.

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