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Sweet Medicines

Sugars play critical roles in many cellular functions and in disease. Study of those activities lags behind research into genes and proteins but is beginning to heat up. The discoveries promise to yield a new generation of drug therapies

By Thomas Maeder

The Nose Takes a Starring Role

The star-nosed mole has what is very likely the world's fastest and most fantastic nose

By Kenneth C. Catania

Uncovering Supersymmetry

A strange,elusive phenomenon called supersymmetry was conceived for elementary particle physics--but has come to light in nuclei of platinum and gold

By Jan Jolie
Last Mile by Laser

Last Mile by Laser

Short-range infrared lasers could beam advanced broadband multimedia services directly into homes and offices

By Anthony Acampora


  • The Trials of an Artificial Heart

  • Letters


  • Advances

    Orbital Shouting

  • Filtering in Reverse

  • Inner Turmoil

  • Ground below Zero

  • Who's Who

  • A Case of the Vapors

  • Kermit Had It Easy

  • White Light, Less Heat

  • Mutation Keeps Going and Going

  • Stretching Out the Nanotube

  • Food for Thought

  • Stem Cell Alternative?

  • Recommended

    Climatic and Evolutionary Whiplash

  • Skeptic

    Vox Populi

  • Anti Gravity

    Heads Up

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

  • Perspectives

    Bad Science and False Facts

  • In Brief

    Data Points: July 2002

  • Brief Bits: July 2002

  • Puzzling Adventures

    Blind Justice

  • Voyages

    The Power of Gravity

  • Profile

    Keeping the Mad Cows at Bay

  • Staking Claims

    Legal Circumvention

  • Innovations

    Breaking the Mold

  • By the Numbers

    Filling the Pipeline

  • Working Knowledge

    Turn Turn Turn

  • Departments

    Fuzzy Logic

  • Ask the Experts

    Ask the Experts: July 2002

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July 2002

Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day