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Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line

By Kerry Grens | May 22, 2014

A government lab finds a novel virus present in cell lines used for therapeutic production that were thought to be virus-free.

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Birds of a Genome

By Jef Akst | May 21, 2014

Married couples have more similar DNA than random pairs of people, a study shows.

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Back from the Blacklist?

By Jef Akst | May 8, 2014

Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.

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Minis Ensure Synaptic Maturation

By Tracy Vence | May 7, 2014

Once considered neurotransmission-related noise, scientists now show that the spontaneous release of presynaptic vesicles is imperative for the maturation of Drosophila synapses.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2014

Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

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Contributors

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko and Jef Akst | May 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the May 2014 issue of The Scientist

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The Skin We’re In

By Robert Norman | May 1, 2014

Beneath maladies of the skin lie psychosocial stigma and pain.

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Neuroaesthetics

By Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014

Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.

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How Artistic Brains Differ

By Jef Akst | April 18, 2014

A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists.

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Fruit Fly Flight Tactics

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 14, 2014

High-speed cameras capture the remarkable in-flight maneuvers fruit flies use to avoid predators.

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