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The Science of Stretch
Helene M. Langevin | May 1, 2013
The study of connective tissue is shedding light on pain and providing new explanations for alternative medicine.
Mohamed Y. El-Naggar and Steven E. Finkel | May 1, 2013
Discoveries of microbial communities that transfer electrons between cells and across relatively long distances are launching a new field of microbiology.
Best Places to Work Postdocs 2013
Staff | Apr 1, 2013
This year’s survey concludes more than a decade of highlighting the institutions that treat postdoctoral researchers as valued members of the scientific community.
Ellen A. Walker | Apr 1, 2013
Research into how the brain suffers as a result of chemotherapy is revealing potential avenues for ameliorating cognitive decline.
Savraj S. Grewal | Mar 1, 2013
During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.
Bedeviled by Dengue
Beth Marie Mole | Mar 1, 2013
The global spread of dengue virus has immunologists and public-health experts debating the best way to curb infection.
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2013
Patients are sidestepping clinical research and using themselves as guinea pigs to test new treatments for fatal diseases. Will they hurt themselves, or science?
Megan Scudellari | Feb 1, 2013
Why scientists are so near and yet so far from being able to cryopreserve organs
Catching the Cold
Fred Adler | Feb 1, 2013
Tracking the genetic diversity and evolution of rhinoviruses can lead to a better understanding of viral evolution, the common cold, and more dangerous infections.
Steal My Sunshine
David Smith | Jan 1, 2013
How photosynthetic organisms get taken up, passed around, and discarded throughout the eukaryotic domain