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Contributors

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Say "Aaaah"

By Aimee Swartz | August 1, 2014

Scientists aim to remotely monitor Parkinson’s through voice recordings.

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Small Packages

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2014

When proverbs come true

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Stressing and FRETing

By Ruth Williams | August 1, 2014

Two labs have produced FRET-based systems for real-time analysis of a plant stress hormone.

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A Vaulted Mystery

By Eufemia S. Putortì and Massimo P. Crippa | August 1, 2014

Nearly 30 years after the discovery of tiny barrel-shape structures called vaults, their natural functions remain elusive. Nevertheless, researchers are beginning to put these nanoparticles to work in biomedicine.

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Nanomedicine

By Guizhi Zhu, Lei Mei, and Weihong Tan | August 1, 2014

From bioimaging to drug delivery and therapeutics, nanotechnology is poised to change the way doctors practice medicine.

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The Body’s Ecosystem

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2014

Research on the human microbiome is booming, and scientists have moved from simply taking stock of gut flora to understanding the influence of microbes throughout the body.

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Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs

By David Casarett | August 1, 2014

In praise of weird science at the edge of life

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Next Generation: See-through Mice

By Ruth Williams | July 31, 2014

An improved tissue-clearing technique makes whole animals transparent.

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A Blood-based Biomarker for Suicide?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 31, 2014

Epigenetic and genetic changes in the SKA2 gene are correlated with suicidal behaviors, researchers show.

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