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Book excerpt from Pox: An American History

By Michael Willrich | July 1, 2011

In Chapter 5, "The Stable and the Laboratory," author Michael Willrich explores the burgeoning vaccine manufacture industry that ramped up to combat smallpox epidemics in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American cities.

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Contributors

July 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the July 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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Foresight

By Karen Hopkin | July 1, 2011

Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.

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Optogenetics: A Light Switch for Neurons

By Edward S. Boyden | July 1, 2011

This animation illustrates optogenetics—a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. 

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Scientist to Watch

By Alison McCook | July 1, 2011

“This is my trophy,” says biologist Michael Edidin, walking across his office at Johns Hopkins University to pick up two oversized clock hands, once part of the stately clock tower that still stands on the Baltimore campus. 

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Speaking of Science

By N/A | July 1, 2011

July 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted

By Cristina Luiggi | June 30, 2011

United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.

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The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.

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Fraud-Convicted Researcher Spared Jail Time

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 29, 2011

A confession and supportive letters convince a judge to go easy on a researcher who fabricated data in a federal grant proposal.

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