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Implanted Trachea Going Strong

By Jef Akst | October 23, 2013

Five years after receiving a tissue-engineered airway, the 30-year-old Colombian patient is doing well, having experienced no immunological complications associated with the procedure.

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A Dire Air Pollution Warning

By Bob Grant | October 21, 2013

Contaminants in the air are officially carcinogens, according to the World Health Organization.

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Ketamine Alternative Shows Promise

By Abby Olena | October 17, 2013

Researchers show that lanicemine is an effective antidepressant without the adverse effects of the related hallucinogenic drug.

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Book Excerpt from Evolution and Medicine

By Robert Perlman | October 1, 2013

In Chapter 11, “Man-made diseases,” author Robert Perlman describes how socioeconomic health disparities arise in hierarchical societies.

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Contributors

By Kate Yandell | October 1, 2013

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

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Get a Whiff of This

By Mary Beth Aberlin | October 1, 2013

An issue devoted to the latest research on how smells lead to actions

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The Leprosy Bacillus, circa 1873

By Kate Yandell | October 1, 2013

A scientist’s desperate attempts to prove that Mycobacterium leprae causes leprosy landed him on trial, but his insights into the disease’s pathology were eventually vindicated.

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Three-Way Parenthood

By Yehezkel Margalit, Michio Hirano, and John D. Loike | October 1, 2013

Avoiding the transmission of mitochondrial disease takes a trio, but raises a host of logistical issues.

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Smell and the Degenerating Brain

By Richard L. Doty | October 1, 2013

An impaired sense of smell is one of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and some other neurodegenerative diseases. Could it be a useful diagnostic tool?

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Different Cancers, Same Mutations

By Ruth Williams | September 26, 2013

Scientists document common genetic alterations in cancers of different origins.

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