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Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 26, 2011
Biopunk, The Belief Instinct, Biology Is Technology, Medical Muses
Making the Gradient
Karen Hopkin | May 26, 2011
Ron Kaback didn’t believe that electrochemical gradients could power the transport of sugars and amino acids across cell membranes—until he proved that they do.
Andrew Carter: Dynein Trailblazer
Hannah Waters | May 26, 2011
Group Leader, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Medical Research Council. Age: 36
Control from Without
Richard P. Grant | May 25, 2011
Editor's Choice in Developmental Biology
Medical Posters, circa 1920
Edyta Zielinska | May 25, 2011
William Helfand began buying medically themed collectibles in the 1950s when he started working for Merck & Co. 
Primal Fashion
Cristina Luiggi | May 20, 2011
Two sisters -- a developmental biologist and high-end fashion designer -- team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life.
Extremophiles explore galaxy
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
This past Monday, the Endeavor space shuttle was launched into space carrying six astronauts, brand new equipment for studying the universe and... a bobtail squid and a pack of extremophile bacteria.
How zebrafish regrow limbs
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
Because of their ability to differentiate into any cell type, stem cells have been thought to play an important role in limb regeneration processes. 
National plan save bats
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
In light of the looming threat of extinction of North American bat populations brought on by the lethal and rapidly spreading disease known as white nose syndrome, the US Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled this week a national plan for coordinating efforts for combatting the disease at the loca, state, and federal level.
Tibetan medical paintings
Cristina Luiggi | May 15, 2011
Seventeenth-century Tibet witnessed a blossoming of medical knowledge, with the construction of a monastic medical college and the penning of several influential medical texts. Perhaps most striking was a set of 79 paintings, known as tangkas, which