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Capsule Reviews

By | April 1, 2014

Cancer Virus, A Window on Eternity, Murderous Minds, and The Extreme Life of the Sea

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Contributors

By | April 1, 2014

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

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Search and Destroy

By | April 1, 2014

Turning a patient’s immune cells into cancer-fighting weapons

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Speaking of Science

By | April 1, 2014

April 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Metals on our Mind

By | April 1, 2014

A dramatic loss of copper in key brain regions may be central to Alzheimer’s disease. Could restoring metals in the brain help?

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Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths

By | March 26, 2014

New research suggests that the wooly beasts may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct.

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Week in Review: March 17–21

By | March 21, 2014

Protein appears to protect stressed neurons; vitamin A’s lifelong effects on immunity; stem cells influenced by substrates; supercharged photosynthesis through nanotechnology

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Python Auto-Pilot

By | March 20, 2014

Invasive snakes in Florida show evidence of a compass sense they use to navigate back to home territory.

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BRCA1 Linked to Brain Size

By | March 20, 2014

The breast cancer-associated gene may play a protective role in neural stem cells, a mouse study finds.

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Protein Protects Aging Brain

By | March 19, 2014

Study suggests that REST may be a key regulator of neuronal stress and could play a role in staving off neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

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