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Breast Cancer Pioneer Dies

By Jef Akst | January 3, 2013

Elwood Jensen, whose research inspired new treatments for breast cancer, has passed away at age 92.

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Is Frog Skin a Red Herring?

By Ed Yong | January 2, 2013

Despite decades of work, compounds in frog skins have failed to yield new antibiotics. Why?

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Bacterial Sacrifice

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2013

Patterns of cell death aid in the formation of beneficial wrinkles during the development of bacterial biofilms.

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Fighting Microbes with Microbes

By Amy Coombs | January 1, 2013

Doctors turn to good microbes to fight disease. Will the same strategy work with crops?

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Going Boldly Forth

By Karen Hopkin | January 1, 2013

Gregory Hannon believes in taking risks—an approach that’s enabled him to make exciting new discoveries in the world of small RNAs.

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Limber LIMS

By Nicholette Zeliadt | January 1, 2013

Using laboratory information management systems (LIMS) to automate and streamline laboratory tasks: three case studies

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Sperm Shadows

By Ruth Williams | January 1, 2013

Tracking the shadows cast by sperm reveals their precise 3-D movements.

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Evolution by Splicing

By Ruth Williams | December 20, 2012

Comparing gene transcripts from different species reveals surprising splicing diversity.

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Bones Get in Her Eyes

By Dan Cossins | December 20, 2012

After undergoing untested cosmetic surgery that uses stem cells to rejuvenate skin, a woman grew bone fragments in the flesh around one of her eyes.

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2012 Multimedia Roundup

By The Scientist Staff | December 14, 2012

The science images and videos that captured our attention in 2012

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