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  • [Editorial] Five years of translation
    [Oct 2014]

    In October 2009, the Nobel committee awarded prizes for basic research on ribosomes and telomeres. In the same month, AAAS launched a new journal with a different focus—Science Translational Medicine (SciTM)—staking out a clear role for the organization in advancing clinical medicine. One year later, awards at the pinnacle of science also recognized more translational achievements.* Authors: Katrina L. Kelner, Marcia McNutt
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  • [In Brief] This week's section
    [Oct 2014]

    A roundup of weekly science policy and related news.
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  • [In Depth] Stem cell recipe offers diabetes hope
    [Oct 2014]

    Researchers coax stem cells into becoming long-sought insulin-producing β cells. Author: Gretchen Vogel
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  • [In Depth] Brain's GPS finds top honor
    [Oct 2014]

    “Place” and “grid” cells help explain how we navigate. Author: Emily Underwood
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  • [In Depth] Physicists change the light bulb
    [Oct 2014]

    Blue light-emitting diodes, critical to white LED lighting, win this year's prize. Author: Dennis Normile
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  • [In Depth] A call for NIH youth movement
    [Oct 2014]

    Wariness greets congressman's proposal to require agency to reduce average age at first grant. Author: Jocelyn Kaiser
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  • [In Depth] Imagining Ebola's next move
    [Oct 2014]

    As containment efforts fall short, scientists look beyond the models to envision how the epidemic might unfold. Author: Kai Kupferschmidt
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  • [In Depth] Congress, NSF spar on access to grant files
    [Oct 2014]

    Grantees wonder what House science panel will do with private award details. Author: Jeffrey Mervis
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  • [Feature] Don't blame the beetles
    [Oct 2014]

    Bark beetles have devastated western forests, but that may not mean more severe fires. Author: Cally Carswell
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  • [Feature] Racing the thaw
    [Oct 2014]

    Archaeologists scramble to recover artifacts emerging from alpine ice. Author: Andrew Curry
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  • [Perspective] Of snakes and robots
    [Oct 2014]

    How can snakes and robots move up sandy slopes? [Also see Report by Marvi et al.] Author: John J. Socha
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  • [Perspective] Plant synthetic biology takes root
    [Oct 2014]

    Applying the basic principles of synthetic biology to plants shows progress Authors: June I. Medford, Ashok Prasad
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  • [Perspective] Adjusting to the fertility bust
    [Oct 2014]

    What is the best response to declining populations? [Also see Reports by Lee et al. and Gerland et al.] Author: Timothy M. Smeeding
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  • [Perspective] Catching the quantum sound wave
    [Oct 2014]

    A superconducting qubit built to listen as well as see [Also see Report by Gustafsson et al.] Authors: Rusko Ruskov, Charles Tahan
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  • [Perspective] Taking the measure of change
    [Oct 2014]

    Predictive models of biodiversity change are required to inform conservation policy decisions Authors: Ben Collen, Emily Nicholson
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  • [Perspective] Halting harmful helminths
    [Oct 2014]

    Vaccines and new drugs are needed to combat parasitic worm infections Authors: Karl F. Hoffmann, Paul J. Brindley, Matthew Berriman
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  • [Perspective] Attack of the clones
    [Oct 2014]

    What makes lung cancer so resilient? [Also see Reports by de Bruin et al. and Zhang et al.] Author: Ramaswamy Govindan
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  • [Policy Forum] Amplify scientific discovery with artificial intelligence
    [Oct 2014]

    Many human activities are a bottleneck in progress Authors: Yolanda Gil, Mark Greaves, James Hendler, Haym Hirsh
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  • [Book Review] The illustrated Mars
    [Oct 2014]

    Author: Margaret Moerchen
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