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Best in Academia, 2011

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2011

Meet some of the finalists of this year's Best Places to Work in Academia survey. 

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Foresight

By Karen Hopkin | July 1, 2011

Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.

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Optogenetics: A Light Switch for Neurons

By Edward S. Boyden | July 1, 2011

This animation illustrates optogenetics—a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. 

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Probiotic Protection

By Richard P. Grant | July 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in microbiology

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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted

By Cristina Luiggi | June 30, 2011

United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.

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Breast Cancer Drug Not Safe, Says FDA

By Megan Scudellari | June 30, 2011

Despite drug company’s and patients’ pleading, an FDA panel votes to rescind Avastin approval for breast cancer.

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Prostate Drug for Breast Cancer?

By Edyta Zielinska | June 29, 2011

A male hormone-blocker currently used to treat prostate cancer may also benefit breast cancer patients.

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Malaria Pipeline Biggest Ever

By Jef Akst | June 29, 2011

A new report suggests that potential malaria treatments currently under study comprise the largest drug pipeline in history.

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Gene Editing Treats Blood Disease

By Annie Gottlieb | June 27, 2011

Revising a dysfunctional gene in vivo for the first time, researchers successfully restore blood clotting in hemophiliac mice.

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