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Stories by Tim Beardsley

Rules of the Game

Friends and foes of genetically modified crops warily sign a deal

April 21, 2000 — Tim Beardsley

Working Under Pressure

Pushing DNA into cells makes a safe form of gene therapy work

March 21, 2000 — Tim Beardsley

Dissecting a Hurricane

Flying into the raging tumult of Dennis, scientists suspected that the storm might transform into a monster–if they were lucky

March 1, 2000 — Tim Beardsley

GENE THERAPY SETBACK

A tragic death clouds the future of an innovative treatment method

February 21, 2000 — Tim Beardsley

TIME OUT

Patent Office ruling frees the development of new ultrawideband wireless systems

February 1, 2000 — Tim Beardsley

Setting the Course for the Nation's Health

How Harold E. Varmus, former director of the National Institutes of Health, went from science to administration and boosted medical research

January 1, 2000 — Tim Beardsley

FLY ME TO THE STARS

Lightweight propulsion devices might boost satellites and send probes beyond the sun's realm

December 20, 1999 — Tim Beardsley

NO SECRETS

Data produced in federally supported studies are now part of the public record

December 1, 1999 — Tim Beardsley

FAT IN THE FIRE

A researcher found to have faked data on electromagnetic fields says it's all a misunderstanding

October 20, 1999 — Tim Beardsley

TO BOLDLY GROW...

A new technique for altering genes could bring improved crops

October 1, 1999 — Tim Beardsley

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

A polygraph screening program raises questionsabout the science of lie detection

October 1, 1999 — Tim Beardsley

ENTER ROBOTS, SLOWLY

Faster computing means some technologicalhurdles are falling

September 1, 1999 — Tim Beardsley

Defender of the Plant Kingdom

Botanist Peter H. Raven wants the world to save its plant species. All of them.

September 20, 1999 — Tim Beardsley

CALCULATING IMMUNITY

Computers may be able to determine the molecular interactions in an immune response

September 1, 1999 — Tim Beardsley

Stem Cells Come Of Age

Cells that can grow into a rangeof tissues are initiating a revolution in biology

July 1, 1999 — Tim Beardsley

GETTING WIRED

New observations may show how neurons form connections

June 19, 1999 — Tim Beardsley

Seeing the Breath of Life

Specially treated gases could soon bring a breakthrough in medical imaging

June 1, 1999 — Tim Beardsley

MUTATIONS GALORE

Humans have high mutation rates. But why worry?

April 1, 1999 — Tim Beardsley