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In Chapter 6, "Research and Teaching at the All-Administrative University," author Benjamin Ginsberg describes the perils of pursuing scholarship and teaching in the industrial environment of today's American institutions of higher learning.

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Personalized Athletics

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2011

Motivated by a career-ending ligament tear, a former NFL player starts a company to test athletes' genetic predispositions to common sports injuries.

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The Right Sort

By Richard P. Grant | August 1, 2011

Using the strongest molecular binding partnership in biology to separate different cell types.

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The Right Sort

By Richard P. Grant | August 1, 2011

Isolating specific cell types from a mass of plant or animal tissue is laborious and tricky. 

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Faculty Fallout

By Benjamin Ginsberg | August 1, 2011

Administrators have taken over US universities, and they’re steering institutions of higher learning away from the goal of serving as beacons of knowledge.

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An Unlichenly Pair

By Hannah Waters | August 1, 2011

A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2011

First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth

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Powering Clinical Trials

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2011

To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.

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Sharing the Bounty

By Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2011

August 2011's selection of notable quotes

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