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Watt Fun!

By Karen Hopkin | January 1, 2011

Her doctoral advisor told her to amuse herself, and Fiona Watt has done just that—probing individual stem cells and determining the genes and molecules that direct them to differentiate or cause them to contribute to cancer.

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Mining Bacterial Small Molecules

By L. Caetano M. Antunes, Julian E. Davies and B. Brett Finlay | January 1, 2011

As much as rainforests or deep-sea vents, the human gut holds rich stores of microbial chemicals that should be mined for their pharmacological potential.

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Human Effects

By Richard P. Grant | January 1, 2011

Editor's Choice in Ecology

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Brave New Drugs

By Sarah Greene | January 1, 2011

Intoxicating ideas for saving a billion lives

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The Profits of Nonprofit

By Megan Scudellari | January 1, 2011

The surprising results when drug development and altruism collide

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The Coming Health Crisis

By Samuel S. Myers and Aaron Bernstein | January 1, 2011

Indirect effects of global climate change threaten the health of hundreds of millions of people. The very uncertainty that shrouds this issue must serve as an organizing principle for adaptation to its ill effects.

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Top 7 From F1000

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2011

A snapshot of the highest-ranked articles from a 30-day period on Faculty of 1000

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Book Excerpt from Looking for a Few Good Males

By Erika Lorraine Milam | January 1, 2011

In Chapter 2, "Progressive Desire," author Erika Lorraine Milam explores sexual selection’s incursion into evolutionary theory.

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Capsule Reviews

By Richard P. Grant | January 1, 2011

How to Catch a Robot Rat, On Fact and Fraud, Not a Chimp, Here Is a Human Being

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Botanical Biopharming

By Megan Scudellari | September 1, 2010

Green-thumbed biotechs say they can use plants to make drugs faster, cheaper, and better than top pharmaceutical companies.

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