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My 'basic' fruit fly research could help save lives

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Politicians like Sarah Palin love to mock it, but here's why we should all support 'basic' research

Gregory Logan-Graf, Carnegie Mellon University

We know how to fight wildfires effectively. Why don't we do it?

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Michael Graw, Oregon State University

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Does modern neuroscience really help us understand behavior?

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Danbee Kim, Champalimaud Foundation

Gonçalo Lopes, Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

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We're beginning to understand why spinal cord tissue is so hard to heal

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A group of recent findings may eventually pave the way for better treatments

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds, McGill University

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Can MDMA help people with autism overcome social anxiety?

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Benjamin Bell, Johns Hopkins University

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How shaving mice led to an accidental discovery about our sense of touch

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Gregory Logan-Graf, Carnegie Mellon University

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Why studies that rely too much on drugs often fail to hold up

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A pharmacologist argues that scientists shouldn't depend on pharmacological agents

Anastasia Gorelova, University of Pittsburgh

Dear Harvard, Berkeley, and MIT: don't patent CRISPR

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Everyone should benefit from this once-in-a-lifetime discovery

Dan Samorodnitsky

How CRISPR proteins work together to capture foreign DNA

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Alireza Edraki, University of Massachusetts Medical School