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How Bulgy Bears Keep Diabetes at Bay

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 8, 2014

A genetic switch in hibernating bears keeps the animals from becoming insulin-resistant. 

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Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 7, 2014

Early neurons reprogrammed from human skin cells show unprecedented axonal growth in a rat model of spinal cord injury.

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Pioneering Cancer Researcher Dies

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 6, 2014

Emmanuel Farber, past American Association for Cancer Research president who advanced fundamental understanding of chemical carcinogenesis, has passed away at age 95.

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A Matter of Size

By Scott McNeil | August 1, 2014

Erroneous characterization of nanomaterials can misinform the study of a new medicine’s safety and efficacy.

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Book Excerpt from Shocked

By David Casarett | August 1, 2014

In Chapter 4, “Science fiction, space travel, and the strange science of suspended animation,” author David Casarett describes his brush with adenosine monophosphate and reanimated mice.

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Contributors

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 1, 2014

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

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Meal Plans

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | August 1, 2014

Bacterial populations’ differing strategies for responding to their environment can set genetic routes to speciation.

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Metagenomics Mash-Up

By Kelly Rae Chi | August 1, 2014

A tour of the newest software and strategies for analyzing microbial and viral communities

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Say "Aaaah"

By Aimee Swartz | August 1, 2014

Scientists aim to remotely monitor Parkinson’s through voice recordings.

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Small Packages

By Mary Beth Aberlin | August 1, 2014

When proverbs come true

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