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Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD
Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD
Dan Cossins | Jun 7, 2013
A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the amygdala reduces the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma.
Bird Flu Mutation Risk
Bird Flu Mutation Risk
Ed Yong | Jun 6, 2013
Some H5N1 and H7N9 bird flu viruses could be one mutation away from spreading efficiently between humans.
Muscle Disease Gene Identified in Fish
Muscle Disease Gene Identified in Fish
Ed Yong | Jun 4, 2013
Scientists discover gene behind an inherited muscle disorder by studying zebrafish embryos.
Making Good on Research
Making Good on Research
Beth Marie Mole | Jun 1, 2013
Scientists working in developing nations who engage in capacity building find it bolsters the lives of locals and their own work.
BPTW: By The Numbers
BPTW: By The Numbers
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2013
Take a closer look at some of the statistics generated by The Scientist's Best Place to Work Industry 2013 survey.
Defending Against Plagiarism
Defending Against Plagiarism
Jonathan Bailey | Jun 1, 2013
Publishers need to be proactive about detecting and deterring copied text.
Misconduct Around the Globe
Misconduct Around the Globe
Richard Smith and Tracey Koehlmoos | Jun 1, 2013
Research misconduct is not limited to the developed world, but few countries anywhere are responding adequately.
Best Places to Work Industry 2013
Best Places to Work Industry 2013
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2013
Our final survey of the life-science industry workplace highlights the companies—small and large, domestic and international—that are making their researchers feel valued and at home.
It Takes a Village
It Takes a Village
Beth Marie Mole | Jun 1, 2013
Scientists working in developing countries find that giving back to local communities enriches their own research.
Gene Transfer Beats Some Flu Strains
Gene Transfer Beats Some Flu Strains
Dan Cossins | May 31, 2013
Mice and ferrets are protected from several deadly viruses when genes encoding “broadly neutralizing antibodies” are delivered into their nasal passages.