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Stories by Philip E. Ross

Putting Up with Self

Critics warned of bad experiments and false hope. But Denise Faustman seems to be right about a strategy to regrow insulin-making cells killed off in diabetes

December 1, 2006 — Philip E. Ross

Viral Nanoelectronics

M.I.T. breeds viruses that coat themselves in selected substances, then self-assemble into such devices as liquid crystals, nanowires and electrodes

September 18, 2006 — Philip E. Ross

The Expert Mind

Studies of the mental processes of chess grandmasters have revealed clues to how people become experts in other fields as well

August 1, 2006 — Philip E. Ross

Grow Your Own

Getting a diabetic pancreas to regrow its islets

December 1, 2005 — Philip E. Ross

Jurassic Virus?

Can't clone a Tyrannosaur? Then try chicken pox

October 1, 1993 — Philip E. Ross

Living Cure

Insulin-secreting implants approach human testing

June 1, 1993 — Philip E. Ross

Shaking the Tree

Will statistical analysis of DNA pinpoint human origins ?

December 1, 1992 — Philip E. Ross

Different Strokes

A two-stroke engine without the blues

October 1, 1992 — Philip E. Ross

Compulsive Canines

Dogs that can't stop grooming provide clues to obsessions

July 1, 1992 — Philip E. Ross

Eloquent Remains

Nucleic acids and proteins trapped in ancient mummies and still more ancient bones can serve as time capsules of history. Molecular biologists are beginning to unlock their secrets.

May 1, 1992 — Philip E. Ross

Gifts for Mom

Mother’s Day is Around the Corner