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Mutagens and Multivitamins
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2014
Not one to shy away from controversy, Bruce Ames has pitted himself against industry groups, environmentalists, and his peers through his work identifying DNA mutagens. And he’s not done yet.
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2014
György Hajnóczky uncovers the chemical and physical strategies by which mitochondria communicate and function within a cell.
Commander of an Immune Flotilla
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2014
With much of his early career dictated by US Navy interests, Carl June drew inspiration from malaria, bone marrow transplantation, and HIV in his roundabout path to a breakthrough in cancer immunotherapy.
Summoned From the Depths
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2014
Geobiologist Roger Summons analyzes organic material in rocks found deep inside Earth, looking for evidence of how life originated and evolved on our planet—and possibly on Mars.
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2014
Fueled by her love of visual data and addicted to chromosomes, Abby Dernburg continues to study how homologous chromosomes find each other during gamete formation.
Drawn to Controversy
Megan Scudellari | Jan 1, 2014
By digging through dusty storerooms and reading dead people’s mail, science historian and philosopher Michael Dietrich keeps biologists attuned to the past and mindful of the present.
Megan Scudellari | Dec 1, 2013
Joel Cohen uses the tools of mathematics to deconstruct questions of life.
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
By audaciously pursuing an abandoned area of research, Ana María Cuervo discovered how cells selectively break down their waste, and revealed the health consequences when that process malfunctions.
An Olfaction Odyssey
Megan Scudellari | Oct 1, 2013
Thanks to a book, a war, and a big green caterpillar, John Hildebrand found himself mapping the exquisite and surprising wiring of the insect olfactory system.
Megan Scudellari | Sep 1, 2013
From a tiny marine research center on the Louisiana coast, Nancy Rabalais has led the charge to map, understand, and reduce dangerous “dead zones” in the Gulf of Mexico.