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Fixing Protein Folding

By Abby Olena | December 9, 2013

A small molecule that stabilizes a misfolded receptor can treat symptoms of a genetic mutation in mice, researchers show.

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Biology's Coefficient

By Megan Scudellari | December 1, 2013

Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2013

Tigers Forever, High Moon Over the Amazon, Earth from Space, and Medicine's Michelangelo

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Karmella Haynes - Artist

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2013

December 2013's Scientist to Watch is also an accomplished painter.

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Waiting in the Wings

By Erin Weeks | December 1, 2013

A century’s worth of collected butterflies shed light on how climate change threatens the survival of early-emerging species.

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Weathering the Storm

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2013

How to prepare your lab for natural disasters and cope with unavoidable consequences

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Virginia Targets Wild Pigs

By Bob Grant | November 26, 2013

The state assembles a task force to try to slow the growth of burgeoning populations of the ecologically destructive invasive species.

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Review: The Origin of Species

By Jef Akst | November 22, 2013

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.

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Don’t Fear DIYbio

By Jef Akst | November 19, 2013

Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.

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Next Generation: Cancer Drug in Disguise

By Kate Yandell | November 5, 2013

Researchers develop a strategy for rendering a toxic drug harmless—until it encounters a pair of enzymes that signals cancer cells are nearby.

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