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First Chikungunya Contracted in U.S.

By | July 18, 2014

A Florida man becomes the first US resident who has not recently traveled outside the country to be diagnosed with an infection from the mosquito-borne virus.

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Insecticides Harm Birds Indirectly

By | July 10, 2014

The effects of neonicotinoid use on insect populations appear to be rippling through the food chain, scientists show.

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Done with Immunosuppressants

By | July 3, 2014

Adult sickle-cell patients have safely stopped taking their immunosuppressant medication thanks to a new type of blood stem-cell transplant.

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Lichen Legion

By | July 2, 2014

Genetic analysis splits one species into 126.

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The Love Bug

By | July 1, 2014

A mysterious iridovirus outbreak in a lab colony of crickets reveals the virus’s ability to spur increased sexual activity.

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Genome Digest

By | June 30, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Emperor Penguins on Thin Ice

By | June 30, 2014

A new model suggests emperor penguin populations could decline by 19 percent by 2100.

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Mosquitoes Attracted to Malaria-Infected Mice

By | June 30, 2014

Mice infected with a malaria-causing parasite emit odors that are more attractive to malaria-transmitting mosquitoes than uninfected animals, a study shows.

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Tracing a Virus’s Past to Predict its Future

By | June 26, 2014

As chikungunya spreads across the Caribbean, researchers work to determine the virus’s next steps and understand its evolving partnership with mosquitoes.

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Speeding Up Antiviral T Cell Production

By | June 25, 2014

Scientists come up with a simpler, more efficient strategy for making multivirus-targeting T cells for immunotherapy.

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