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“Father of Organ Transplantation” Dies

By Jef Akst | March 6, 2017

Thomas Starzl performed the first successful human liver transplant in 1967 and went on to help develop drugs that improved survival for organ transplant patients.

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Cortical Interneurons Show Layer-Specific Activities

By Ruth Williams | March 2, 2017

Researchers examine the firing patterns of interneurons throughout all layers of the somatosensory cortices of alert mice.  

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How Bacteria Interfere with Insect Reproduction

By Ruth Williams | February 28, 2017

Scientists identify the genes responsible for bacteria-controlled sterility in arthropods.

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Scientometrics Pioneer Eugene Garfield Dies

By The Scientist Staff | February 27, 2017

Eugene Garfield, founder of the Institute for Scientific Information and The Scientist, has passed away at age 91.

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Spinal Cord Injury Researcher Dies

By Jef Akst | February 23, 2017

Neuroscientist Geoffrey Raisman pioneered the study of spinal cord injury and the use of cell transplants to repair the damage.

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Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation

By Kerry Grens | February 16, 2017

Family members of Lacks, the donor behind the widely used HeLa cell line, are planning to sue Johns Hopkins University.

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image: MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies

MRI Pioneer Peter Mansfield Dies

By Jef Akst | February 14, 2017

The Nobel laureate helped lay the groundwork for today’s ubiquitous magnetic resonance imaging machines.

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Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies

By Jef Akst | February 8, 2017

Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute has passed away at age 68.

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Image of the Day: Noisy Barriers

By The Scientist Staff | February 2, 2017

Traffic noise disrupts communication between dwarf mongooses and tree squirrels, according to a study.

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Artificial Cells Talk to Real Ones

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2017

Nonliving cells developed in the lab can communicate chemically with living bacteria, according to a study.

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