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By Abby Olena and Tracy Vence | January 1, 2014

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

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The Bright Side of Prions

By Randal Halfmann | January 1, 2014

Associated with numerous neurological diseases, misfolded proteins may also play decisive roles in normal cellular functioning.  

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Top Scientists of 2013

By Tracy Vence | December 25, 2013

The Scientist commemorates prize-winning life scientists and remembers notable researchers who died this year.

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Week in Review: December 16–20

By Tracy Vence | December 20, 2013

Sex lives of early hominins; Amborella trichopoda genome; surface topography and stem cells; how HIV weakens immune cells; dogs, dust microbes, and mouse allergies; news from ASCB

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Speaking of Cell Biology

By Tracy Vence | December 17, 2013

A selection of notable quotes from the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting

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Building Support for Basic Research

By Tracy Vence | December 16, 2013

The push toward translational research was a much-discussed topic at the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting.

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Spotlight on Stem Cells

By Tracy Vence | December 16, 2013

Elaine Fuchs and Craig Venter touted the promise of stem cell research at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting.

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Inside Information

By Abby Olena | December 16, 2013

Researchers develop a nanobiopsy technique for sampling the contents of living cells.

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Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet

By Jef Akst | December 13, 2013

Extreme diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human GI tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria.

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Week in Review: December 9–13

By Tracy Vence | December 13, 2013

Animal family tree rearranged; how E. coli evades the immune system; pharmacological chaperones and misfolded proteins

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