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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2014

Me, Myself, and Why, RedDevil 4, Neanderthal Man, and Science from Sight to Insight

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Contributors

By Abby Olena | February 1, 2014

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

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On Race and Medicine

By Keith Norris | February 1, 2014

Until health care becomes truly personalized, race and ethnicity will continue to be important clues guiding medical treatments.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | February 1, 2014

February 2014's selection of notable quotes

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Pain and Progress

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2014

Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?

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Syphilis: Then and Now

By Kristin N Harper, Molly K. Zuckerman, and George J. Armelagos | February 1, 2014

Researchers are zeroing in on the origin of syphilis and related diseases, which continue to plague the human population some 500 years after the first documented case.

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Science Cartoonist Doesn’t Draw “Funny Style”

By Becca Cudmore | January 31, 2014

Sidney Harris communicates science with minimal line work.

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Week in Review: January 27–31

By Tracy Vence | January 31, 2014

Stimulus-triggered pluripotency; antioxidants speed lung tumor growth; the importance of seminal vesicles; how a plant pathogen jumps hosts

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Bacteria by Design

By Jef Akst | January 30, 2014

A survey of bacteria in a University of Oregon building reveals that architecture influences the indoor microbiome.

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Review: “Green Porno”

By Ajai Raj | January 29, 2014

Isabella Rossellini explores nature’s kinky side in a one-woman show.

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