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Contributors

By Beth Marie Mole | December 1, 2012

Meet some of the people featured in the December 2012 issue of The Scientist.

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Fat's Immune Sentinels

By Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | December 1, 2012

Certain immune cells keep adipose tissue in check by helping to define normal and abnormal physiological states.

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In the Long Run

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2012

Can emulating our early human ancestors make us healthier?

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Can Worms Alleviate Autism?

By Sabrina Richards | November 27, 2012

Autism researchers are testing the ability of whipworm eggs to treat autism in a new clinical trial.

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Inflammation for Regeneration

By Ruth Williams | November 8, 2012

Inflammatory signals in injured zebrafish brains promote the growth of new neurons.

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Bacterial Cocktail Treats Infection

By Edyta Zielinska | October 29, 2012

Mice fed a mix of six strains of bacteria were able to fight a C. difficile infection that causes deadly diarrhea and is resistant to most types of treatment.

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Ancient Viruses Wreak New Havoc

By Beth Marie Mole | October 24, 2012

Viral DNA in mice genomes may lead to cancer in immune-compromised animals.

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Drug Allergy in the Pocket

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2012

An HIV drug can bind to and alter the function of an immune molecule, causing a dangerous reaction in patients with a particular allele.

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2012 Labbies Honorable Mentions

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2012

Check out other memorable images and videos that were submitted to this year’s Labby Multimedia Awards.

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A Good Night’s Sleep

By Edyta Zielinska | September 1, 2012

Sleep-wake cycles affect how well our bodies fight disease.

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