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Epigenetics Armed German E. coli

By Jef Akst | November 9, 2012

The 2011 outbreak in Germany that caused some 50 deaths was caused by a strain of E. coli with a complex mechanism of gene regulation.

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How Mole Rats Fight Cancer

By Edyta Zielinska | November 6, 2012

Blind mole rats resist cancer by killing cells that proliferate in a similar way to tumor cells.

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The Brain on Anesthetics

By Beth Marie Mole | November 5, 2012

Recording brain activity as patients are anesthetized for surgery, researchers identify a pattern that may signal loss of consciousness.  

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Gingers More Prone to Skin Cancer

By Jef Akst | November 2, 2012

Researchers identify an unexpected molecular explanation for the higher incidence of skin cancer in redheads.

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Contributors

By Beth Marie Mole | November 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Little Fish in a Big Pond

By Ellen K. Pikitch | November 1, 2012

Continued overfishing of forage fish such as sardines and herring can result in devastating ecological and economic outcomes.

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Microbial Awakening

By Hayley Dunning | November 1, 2012

Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.

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Omega-3s: Fishing for a Mechanism

By Ethan J. Anderson and David A. Taylor | November 1, 2012

Despite abundant evidence supporting their ability to help prevent and treat cardiovascular disease, the therapeutic effectiveness of fish oil–derived fatty acids remains controversial.

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PCR Usage and Preferences

By Christi Bird | November 1, 2012

Quantitative real-time technology dominates the market today but digital PCR is on the rise.

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The Birthday Conference

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2012

Snapshots from an annual meeting that celebrates the birth of a prominent biologist

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