Feature Story

Multiauthor Papers: Onward and Upward

Having last examined the phenomenon of multiauthor papers five years ago, ScienceWatch returns to assess the shifting population of papers whose listed authors number from the dozens to the thousands. The thresholds of “hyperauthorship” have reached new heights in recent years, driven in particular by an international undertaking in high-energy physics that recently made world headlines. READ STORY >

Features: Chemistry & Medicine

The Art of Adding an Atom of Fluorine

Replace a hydrogen atom in a molecule with a fluorine and there can be a dramatic boost to its biological effects.
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RESEARCH FRONT

Constraining Consensus Cosmology

The history of astronomy is notable in the present century for the astonishing emergence of a new consensus that releases cosmologists from the wordy debates that have occupied philosophers for millennia.
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The Right Drug for the Right Patient: Personalized Medicine Comes of Age

Time was when the phrase “personalized medicine” would have referred to something like the provision of medical care by a family doctor on a one-to-one basis, but for several years now indexers have had to take note of a special meaning.
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BIOLOGY'S TOP TEN PAPERS

For Glioblastoma, Genetic Signatures Help to Optimize Treatment

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common form of brain tumor in adults, responsible for more than half of all brain tumors.
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