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Depression Speeds Aging

By Bob Grant | November 12, 2013

Cells in the bodies of depressed people appear older and contain chromosomes with shorter telomeres.

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Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance

By Ed Yong | November 3, 2013

Common mutations in metastasized breast tumors suggest how the cancer can develop resistance to frontline drugs.


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Book Excerpt from Brave Genius

By Sean B. Carroll | November 1, 2013

In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.


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Chance and Necessity

By Sean B. Carroll | November 1, 2013

War and justice brought together two of the greatest minds of the 20th century, a scientist and a writer.

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By Abby Olena | November 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2013 issue of The Scientist.


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Penetrating the Brain

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.


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Carp Breed in Great Lakes Watershed

By Kerry Grens | October 29, 2013

New evidence indicates that invasive Asian carp have bred in the Lake Erie basin.


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EU Reels in Subsidies for Ocean Fisheries

By Bob Grant | October 25, 2013

The European Parliament rejected a proposal designed to fund the construction of new fishing boats, instead opting to fund a project that aims to curtail overfishing.


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Evolving Pain Resistance

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2013

Grasshopper mice harbor mutations in a pain-transmitting sodium channel that allow them to prey on highly toxic bark scorpions.


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FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF

By Jef Akst | October 17, 2013

The US regulatory agency will meet next week to discuss whether to allow human trials of a technique that combines the genetic information of three adults.


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