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Antibodies Prevent HIV Infection in Monkeys

By | April 29, 2016

Infusing anti-HIV antibodies provides macaques with protection against infection for up to six months, according to a study.

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Zika-Infected Monkeys in Brazil

By | April 28, 2016

The viral strain scientists isolated from two nonhuman primates is identical to the one circulating among humans.

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Mapping Worldwide Zika Susceptibility

By | April 19, 2016

More than 2 billion people may be at risk, according to a map of global environmental suitability for transmission of the virus.

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The massive rock that smashed into Earth 66 million years ago killed off many dinosaur species, but the animals were in steady decline for millennia before the cataclysm, researchers report.

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Tracking Zika’s Evolution

By | April 15, 2016

Sequence analysis of 41 viral strains reveals more than a half-century of change. 

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Zika Transmitted via Anal Sex

By | April 15, 2016

The virus can be transmitted by unprotected anal sex between men, according to a CDC report.

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Lightning-Fast Spider Bites

By | April 8, 2016

Trap-jaw spiders have the fastest, most powerful bite of any arachnid, scientists show. 

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One Way Placenta Deflects Zika Infection

By | April 5, 2016

Certain immune cells surrounding the organ appear to block viral entry.

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New Zika Mouse Model

By | April 5, 2016

Researchers develop another mouse model of Zika virus infection that mimics the disease in humans.

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Accomplished Biophysicist Dies

By | April 5, 2016

Harold Morowitz, who dedicated his career to investigating the origins of life, has passed away at age 88.

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