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September 2016 Issue of The Translational Scientist

Welcome to the latest issue of The Translational Scientist. This month we’re dedicating much of the issue to our Art of Translation special feature. We’ve curated beautiful, inspiring and intriguing images from all corners of biomedicine – don’t miss it! We also have all of our usual news, views and personal stories from the world of translational science, including a prosthetic hand that can feel, a new cholera vaccine, predicting the microbiome and why diversity isn’t just about being nice.

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Articles featured in this issue

Disease Area Analytical science

Smoke and Mirrors – and Red Tape

| Charlotte Barker

Marijuana is legal in many US states, but restrictions limit medical research and testing

Research Field Biomedical engineering

More Than a Feeling

| Charlotte Barker

A new prosthetic hand reaches out with a sense of touch

Disease Area Outcomes research

Efficacy vs Effectiveness

| William Aryitey

Tightly controlled efficacy studies can’t predict real-word effectiveness

Tools & Techniques Cancer

Making Waves – and Microbubbles

| William Aryitey

The growing field of sonoporation could help boost the efficacy of chemotherapy

Research Field Cancer

Rac Attack

| William Aryitey

Rac1 helps to remodel breast tissue - could it also clear cancer cells?

Research Field Cancer

Breaking the Habit

| James Strachan

Repurposing cancer drugs to help cocaine users overcome their addiction

Research Field Drug discovery

Chiral Quest

| William Aryitey

A more efficient way to develop 'one-handed' drug molecules

Tools & Techniques Drug discovery

When is a Negative a Positive?

| Robert S. Kerbel

We need to change attitudes towards publishing "negative" results

Outside the Lab Professional development

Diversity, Equity, and Problem-solving

| Kimberly Tanner

Diversity and equity in the biosciences are about more than just "being nice"

Tools & Techniques Cancer

Beyond the Moon

| Jens Hoefkens

How can we make the most of new data sharing initiatives for cancer genomics?

Tools & Techniques Imaging

The Art of Translation

| Charlotte Barker, William Aryitey

Science meets art, as we curate beautiful images from all corners of biomedicine

Research Field Imaging

Art Meets Science (The Art of Translation)

These artists have taken their inspiration from the body – in sickness and health.

Research Field Imaging

Fantastic Voyage (The Art of Translation)

Exploring the building blocks of the body – beautiful images of life at a cellular level

Tools & Techniques Imaging

Amazing Animals (The Art of Translation)

Incredible images of the animal models that play such a vital role in medical research

Tools & Techniques Imaging

Imaging Innovation (The Art of Translation)

New tools and techniques are giving us a close-up view of cells and organs

Tools & Techniques Diagnostics & prognostics

Breaking Through (The Art of Translation)

New therapeutics or diagnostics in preclinical development

Tools & Techniques Clinical trials

Into the Patient (The Art of Translation)

Translation in action, as science and engineering turns to medicine

Tools & Techniques Imaging

Guess What? (The Art of Translation)

Can you identify our four mystery images?

Research Field Biomedical engineering

Taking the Guesswork out of Bacteriotherapy

| William Aryitey

We meet the developer of MDSINE - a new software tool to predict microbiome behavior

Disease Area Infectious diseases

Science in the Time of Cholera

| Myron M. Levine

As Haiti's cholera epidemic rages on, a new vaccine could help curb future outbreaks.

Outside the Lab Cancer

A Personnel Story

| Rasha Kelej

The human element is key to tackle rising cancer rates in Africa

Research Field Professional development

The Synthesizer

| Jef Boeke

Jef Boeke, Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at NYU

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