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Aging - January 2007Will research into "longevity genes" help us live longer and healthier lives?
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Bird Brains - July 2008Clues to the origins of human language are turning up in the brains of birds.
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Brain Trauma - July 2008Even so-called "mild" head injuries turn out to be anything but.
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Epigenetics - July 2007Our lifestyles and environment can change the way our genes are expressed, leading even identical twins to become distinct as they age.
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Killer Microbe - July 2008A relatively benign bug becomes a highly lethal pathogen, known to U.S. soldiers as Iraqibacter.
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Leeches - July 2008A century after falling out of favor among doctors, medicinal leeches are back in hospitals, sucking away on patients' wounds.
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Of Mice and Memory - June 2008Mice placed in enriched environments can recover lost memories, giving hope to those who study Alzheimer's.
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Obesity - October 2006Examine the biology behind the compulsion to eat.
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Personal DNA Testing - July 2008Genetic testing to assess risk factors for a handful of serious illnesses is now commercially available. But is it a good idea?
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Profile: Bonnie Bassler - January 2007Her insight into how bacteria "talk" has launched a revolution in biological and medical research.
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Profile: Judah Folkman - July 2008Once scorned for his ideas about how cancer grows, the late Judah Folkman is now hailed as a visionary.
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Profile: Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa - July 2008He jumped the fence from Mexico to work as a farmhand and ended up a leading brain surgeon.
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Profile: Pardis Sabeti - July 2008By night she's a rocker. By day, she's a Harvard geneticist tracking the evolution of the human genome.
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Profile: Edith Widder - July 2008Meet a marine biologist and explorer who has engineered new ways to spy on deep-sea creatures.
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Stem Cells Breakthrough - July 2008Three separate teams overcome a biomedical hurdle—creating stem cells without the use of human embryos.
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