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Contributors

By | April 1, 2014

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

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Dermatologically Derived

By | April 1, 2014

Inspired by turkey skin, researchers devise a bacteriophage-based sensor whose color changes upon binding specific molecules.

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Fighting Cancer with Nanomedicine

By | April 1, 2014

Nanotechnology-based therapeutics will revolutionize cancer treatment.

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Search and Destroy

By | April 1, 2014

Turning a patient’s immune cells into cancer-fighting weapons

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Overcoming Resistance

By | April 1, 2014

In the face of bacterial threats that can evade modern medicines, researchers are trying every trick in the book to develop new, effective antibiotics.

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Virus Continues to Plague Midwest

By | March 28, 2014

Researchers identify six new cases of the tick-borne Heartland virus in Missouri and Tennessee.

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Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate

By | March 27, 2014

A constitutional court upholds the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and more.

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Birth Defects Marked End of Mammoths

By | March 26, 2014

New research suggests that the wooly beasts may have succumbed to a shrinking gene pool or intense environmental pressures as their species went extinct.

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Vanishing Batteries

By | March 26, 2014

Researchers describe a major component of biodegradable implants.

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Python Auto-Pilot

By | March 20, 2014

Invasive snakes in Florida show evidence of a compass sense they use to navigate back to home territory.

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