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The Telltale Tail

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

A symbiotic relationship between squid and bacteria provides an alternative explanation for bacterial sheathed flagella.


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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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Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas

By Jef Akst | April 14, 2014

Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.

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Bridging Two Worlds

By Rachel Bernstein | April 4, 2014

Lynne Quarmby’s love of the natural world inspires her to explore beyond her cell biology lab through art.


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Lynne Quarmby - Artist

By Rachel Bernstein | April 4, 2014

The professor of molecular biology and biochemistry at Simon Fraser University is also an accomplished painter.


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The Structure of Flowers

By Jef Akst | April 4, 2014

Architecture student-turned-artist Macato Murayama creates beautiful images inspired by the intricate anatomy of flowers.


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Mapping Gene Expression in the Fetal Brain

By Kate Yandell | April 2, 2014

Researchers complete an atlas depicting gene expression across the developing human brain.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2014

Cancer Virus, A Window on Eternity, Murderous Minds, and The Extreme Life of the Sea


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Dissecting Consciousness

By Michio Kaku | April 1, 2014

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku describes his new theory of consciousness.


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