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Medicinal Alchemy, circa 1512

By | March 1, 2011

During the Middle Ages, alchemists developed sophisticated ways to tap the medicinal powers of the Earth’s bounty. Liber de Arte Distillandi, published in 1512, is a layman’s guide to the preparation of these natural medicines.

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Environmental Impact

By | March 1, 2011

Research in behavioral epigenetics is seeking evidence that links experience to biochemistry to gene expression and back out again.

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Resistant to Failure

By | March 1, 2011

A Duke University researcher survives a sticky situation at a federal research institution to make major strides in determining the genetic roots of Staphylococcus aureus antibiotic resistance.

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Ted Cohen: Travelling for TB

By | March 1, 2011

Assistant professor, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health. Age: 37

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Mitotic Hijacker

By | March 1, 2011

How a parasite sneakily ensures its own replication

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Top 7 From F1000

By | March 1, 2011

A snapshot of the highest-ranked articles from a 30-day period on Faculty of 1000

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Freeze-Frame

By | February 1, 2011

Tricks for probing a cell’s moving parts

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Impure Genius

By | February 1, 2011

Lewis Cantley has made a career of turning chemical contaminants into groundbreaking discoveries—including novel lipids, potent inhibitors, and kinases involved in cancer.

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Alternative Agriculture

By | February 1, 2011

The debate over genetically engineered crops rages on, but other technologies offer new hope for sustainable farming.

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Face to Face with the Emotional Brain

By | February 1, 2011

Amygdala responses to the facial signals of others predict both normal and abnormal emotional states. An understanding of the brain chemistry underlying these responses will lead to new strategies for treating and predicting psychopathology.

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