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Enter the Third Dimension

By Amber Dance | September 1, 2012

Cell culture goes 3-D with devices that better mimic in vivo conditions.

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Of Frogs and Embryos

By Karen Hopkin | September 1, 2012

Associate Professor in Molecular Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of Texas at Austin, John Wallingford, makes his living using cutting-edge microscopic techniques to watch developmental events unfold in real time.

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Pleasant to the Touch

By Sabrina Richards | September 1, 2012

Scientists hope an understanding of nerve fibers responsive only to gentle touch will give insight into the role the sense plays in social bonding.

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Opinion: Younger Is Better

By David T. Harris | August 31, 2012

Stem cells collected from younger donors are more effective for transplantation and regenerative medicine than those from older individuals.

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Life (Re)Cycle

By Bernd Heinrich | August 1, 2012

Death breeds life in the world’s most diverse and abundant group of animals.

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A Scientist Emerges

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2012

At age 16, Alexandra Sourakov has her first scientific publication, on the foraging behavior of butterflies.

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Best Places to Work Academia, 2012

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2012

On the 10th anniversary of The Scientist’s survey of life science academics, institutions are contending with tighter budgets and larger administrative staffs, while working to sustain and inspire their researchers.

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Modeling the Cell

By Jef Akst | July 23, 2012

The first full computer model of a single-celled organism mimics the bacterium’s behaviors and paves the way to more complete disease models.

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Microbial Perfume

By Edyta Zielinska | July 23, 2012

Rather than rely on plant-derived products, biotech companies are engineering bacteria and yeast to produce ingredients for fragrances.

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Scorpion Venom Kills MRSA

By Jef Akst | July 12, 2012

Peptides extracted from scorpion venom fights off drug-resistant bacterial infections in mice.

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