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Discredited Studies Not Yet Retracted

By Jef Akst | August 16, 2011

Ten years after an investigative report found that 10 papers on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) were “flawed,” only one has been pulled from the literature.

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Fish Hurt by Drug Waste

By Jef Akst | August 16, 2011

Waste from pharmaceutical factories is finding its way to the world’s waterways, and affecting the sexual attributes of local fish.

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Fair Trade at Plant Roots

By Kerry Grens | August 11, 2011

Plant and fungal symbionts swap more resources with partners that provide a greater return of nutrients.

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Arsenic-Based Life, Open to Critique

By Edyta Zielinska | August 10, 2011

A researcher is repeating the controversial experiments that suggested a bacterium used arsenic rather than phosphorus in its DNA—with the world watching.

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UK Reforms Copyright Laws

By Jef Akst | August 4, 2011

The United Kingdom is revamping its intellectual property laws for published research.

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Tighter Devices Regulation Needed

By Cristina Luiggi | August 2, 2011

A new report says the FDA’s current oversight of medical devices is inadequate and should be revamped.

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Harmful Bacterial Metabolites

By Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2011

First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth

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Contributors

August 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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Sharing the Bounty

By Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.

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