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DARPA Supports Brain Treatment

By Jef Akst | October 28, 2013

Brain-implant technologies just got a vote of government confidence, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announces an investment of $70 million over five years.

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Measuring Latent HIV

By Abby Olena | October 24, 2013

The latent HIV provirus reservoir persisting in CD4+ T cells is potentially 60 times larger than previously believed, researchers show.

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Implanted Trachea Going Strong

By Jef Akst | October 23, 2013

Five years after receiving a tissue-engineered airway, the 30-year-old Colombian patient is doing well, having experienced no immunological complications associated with the procedure.

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A Dire Air Pollution Warning

By Bob Grant | October 21, 2013

Contaminants in the air are officially carcinogens, according to the World Health Organization.

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Ketamine Alternative Shows Promise

By Abby Olena | October 17, 2013

Researchers show that lanicemine is an effective antidepressant without the adverse effects of the related hallucinogenic drug.

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Opinion: Honorary Authorship Is Antiquated Etiquette

By Midhat H. Abdulreda | October 16, 2013

Though the practice may be well-intentioned, naming courtesy authors can hurt science and scientists.

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Useless Peer Review?

By Abby Olena | October 15, 2013

A study shows that the methods by which scientists evaluate each other’s work are error-prone and poor at measuring merit.

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Fake Paper Exposes Failed Peer Review

By Kerry Grens | October 6, 2013

The widespread acceptance of an atrocious manuscript, fabricated by an investigative journalist, reveals the near absence of quality at some journals.

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Book Excerpt from Evolution and Medicine

By Robert Perlman | October 1, 2013

In Chapter 11, “Man-made diseases,” author Robert Perlman describes how socioeconomic health disparities arise in hierarchical societies.

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Contributors

By Kate Yandell | October 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2013 issue of The Scientist.

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