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Fish Oil May Slow Schizophrenia

By Jef Akst | August 13, 2015

Omega-3 supplementation reduced progression rates among people with early-stage symptoms of schizophrenia, according to a small trial.

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Fruit-Fly Neurons in Action

By Jef Akst | August 12, 2015

Researchers visualize the complete nervous system of a Drosophila melanogaster larva at nearly single-neuron resolution.

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Doctor Who Blocked Thalidomide Dies

By Kerry Grens | August 11, 2015

Frances Oldham Kelsey, a physician who halted use of a drug that caused birth defects in babies, has passed away at age 101.

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New York City reports its eighth victim of Legionnaires’ disease in the past month. Nearly 100 people have been hospitalized.

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Chemical Cocktails Produce Neurons

By Kerry Grens | August 6, 2015

Two research groups have devised small-molecule recipes to directly transform fibroblasts into neurons.

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Ebola Vax Success

By Jef Akst | August 3, 2015

An experimental vaccine against Ebola virus disease may completely protect people against infection, according to a clinical study in Guinea.

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Contributors

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Mimicry Muses

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2015

The animal world is full of clever solutions to bioengineering challenges.

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Mysterious Blockage

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2015

Learn more about biliary atresia, a disease that inflicts newborn babies and young lambs whose mothers eat poisonous plants.

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Silence of the Lambs

By Kerry Grens | August 1, 2015

A die-off of newborn lambs in Australia leads to the discovery of a new toxin and clues to a devastating liver disease in children.

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