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Our Favorite Neuroscience Stories of 2021
From a Nobel prize and photosynthesis-powered brains to neurodegeneration research and controversy over a new Alzheimer’s drug, a look back at some of the biggest brain-related developments of the year.
Our Favorite Neuroscience Stories of 2021
Our Favorite Neuroscience Stories of 2021

From a Nobel prize and photosynthesis-powered brains to neurodegeneration research and controversy over a new Alzheimer’s drug, a look back at some of the biggest brain-related developments of the year.

From a Nobel prize and photosynthesis-powered brains to neurodegeneration research and controversy over a new Alzheimer’s drug, a look back at some of the biggest brain-related developments of the year.

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The Scientist Editors’ Favorite Stories of 2021
The Scientist Staff | Dec 28, 2021
A look back at some of the articles we most enjoyed reading, writing, and editing this year
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Remembering Those We Lost in 2021
Lisa Winter | Dec 23, 2021
As the year draws to a close, we look back on researchers we bid farewell to, and the contributions they made to their respective fields.
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The Top Retractions of 2021
Retraction Watch | Dec 21, 2021
From Star Trek to ivermectin, we look back on some of the most notable about-faces in publishing this year.
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What We Learned About COVID-19 in 2021
Shawna Williams | Dec 16, 2021
As Omicron induces a sense of deja vu at the close of the year, we look back at a few key ways in which our understanding has moved forward.
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Experts Predict the Hottest Life Science Tech in 2021 and Beyond
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2021
Last year’s Top 10 Innovations judges look into their crystal balls.