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Lynne-Marie Postovit: Cancer Modeler

By Sabrina Richards | January 1, 2012

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario. Age: 34

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Astronaut Worms Return from Space

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2011

After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.

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Eye of Newt

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Researchers find that newts are capable of regenerating body parts well into old age.

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Frank Bradke: Privy to Axon Growth

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2011

Full Professor and Senior Research Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Age: 42

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Newts' New Eyes

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Cut off a newt’s tail or a leg, or remove a lens from its eye, and it grows back. However, whether newts can continue to do this throughout their lives, or lose the ability as they get older, has remained a mystery. 

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Flow Cytometry for the Masses

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.

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Behavior Brief

By Jef Akst | October 17, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Beyond Nature vs. Nurture

By Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | October 1, 2011

Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.

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Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge

By Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | October 1, 2011

In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.

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Campaign Fights Lab Sloppiness

By Jef Akst | September 28, 2011

"Scientists Against Sample Abuse" aims to raise awareness about the importance of consistency when it comes to handling biological samples.

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