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Bespoke Stem Cells for Brain Disease

By Nsikan Akpan | January 15, 2013

Scientists use virus-free gene therapy on patient-derived stem cells to repair spinal muscular atrophy in mice.


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Universal Flu Vaccines Charge Ahead

By Sabrina Richards | January 14, 2013

Researchers and biotech companies are bringing a universal flu vaccine closer to reality.


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It’s Elementary

By Joss Fong | January 10, 2013

Maria Konnikova says the field of psychology has something to learn from great works of fiction.


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Opinion: Diagnostics Needed

By Mark Kessel | January 10, 2013

Resource-limited countries are in desperate need of better diagnostic tests for life-threatening illnesses.


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Repoopulation Remedy

By Beth Marie Mole | January 9, 2013

Transplanting synthetic stool made of beneficial microbes cures deadly diarrheal infections in two patients.

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The Sodium Cycle

By Sabrina Richards | January 8, 2013

Researchers uncover weekly and monthly rhythms of sodium retention and excretion in participants of space simulations.


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Lab Safety in the Spotlight

By Dan Cossins | January 4, 2013

An international survey suggests that labs may not be safe as researchers think.

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Game On

By The Scientist Staff | January 3, 2013

Check out some of the games being used in serious scientific research, education, and treatment.


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A Dime a Dozen

By Megan Scudellari | January 1, 2013

Affordable diagnostic tests tackle the world’s most pressing health problems.


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Book Excerpt from The Dawn of the Deed

By John Long | January 1, 2013

In the final chapter of his book on the origins of vertebrate sex, author and paleontologist John Long pays homage to the humble placoderm, which got the erotic ball rolling.


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