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By Bob Grant | October 17, 2014
Frequent airplane travel may contribute to obesity by throwing off circadian rhythms and changing the composition of the intestinal microbiome, according to a new study.
By Jef Akst | October 14, 2014
Despite wearing protective gear, a nurse at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas who helped treat the first US Ebola patient has tested positive for the virus.
By Bob Grant | October 11, 2014
In a preliminary study, patients with recurring Clostridium difficile infections found relief from diarrhea by ingesting frozen fecal matter from healthy volunteers.
By Bob Grant | October 9, 2014
A movie based on the Woo Suk Hwang cloning scandal is popular in South Korea, but the plotline strays from reality.
By Jef Akst | October 6, 2014
A woman in Sweden gives birth to a healthy baby boy after carrying the child in a transplanted uterus for 32 weeks.
By Bob Grant | October 5, 2014
Like the Mississippi child that was thought to have beaten HIV after aggressive anti-retroviral treatment, detectable levels of the virus return in an Italian child who received similar therapy.
By Bob Grant | October 1, 2014
Researchers have captured footage of wild chimpanzees teaching each other to use tools, lending support to the idea that humans aren’t the only primates to engage in social learning.
By Jef Akst | October 1, 2014
After nearly two dozen cases of the deadly disease, Africa’s most populous country appears to have stopped the virus in its tracks.
Taking multiple courses of common antibiotics before the age of 2 may increase a child’s risk of obesity.
By Various Researchers | October 1, 2014
Using the latest technologies, researchers are constructing novel prosthetic devices to restore vision in the blind.
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