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  • An average of 1.8 million hectares of forest are lost annually in the Brazilian Amazon, corresponding to nearly one third of global tropical deforestation, and releasing approximately 250 million tons of carbon. [Image © Alexander Lees] A study of nearly 300 municipalities across the Brazilian...
  • A ligand, or binding molecule, of the translocator protein (18 kDa) seems to quickly counteract anxiety and panic attacks in mice as well as humans—and without the negative side effects associated with other current remedies, researchers say. This finding suggests that this ligand, XBD173, might be...
  • When William (Woody) Savage and Lyn Armbruster first entered John Marean's high school physics class, they had strong interest in science; when they left at the end of the year, they felt prepared and energized to pursue a future in science and math. As a result of Marean's efforts, Woody and Lyn,...
  • Announcements about major steps in stem cell research are now fairly common. How much longer until this research yields actual therapies? A special section in the latest issue of Science looks at the path toward the clinic that stretches ahead. The articles discuss how the stem-cell field is making...
  • Renewing your career after tenure [Photo courtesy of the Agricultural Research Service, USDA] After earning tenure, some faculty members "continue to achieve higher and higher levels" while others may "meander along," and some "become deadwood," according to an article on the Science Careers Web...