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Smallpox Kerfuffle Reveals Biosecurity Problems

By | July 12, 2017

A review of a 2014 incident in which mystery vials of smallpox were found at the NIH reveals security weaknesses, but also concludes the response was appropriate. 

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Meningitis Vaccine May Protect Against Gonorrhea

By | July 11, 2017

Individuals who received a meningitis B vaccine were less likely to have contracted the sexually transmitted infection than their unvaccinated counterparts.

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Cell Cannibalism as Cancer Defense

By | July 11, 2017

A new study suggests that the mysterious process by which one cell consumes another may be triggered by cell division, potentially helping to fight tumor growth.

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Earth Experiencing Sixth Mass Extinction: Study

By | July 11, 2017

Scientists describe the number of vertebrate species experiencing population declines as “biological annihilation.”

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The cancer scientist and his family have been sent home, and an official claims that his detention was not triggered by the Trump travel ban.

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Major CRISPR Patent-Holders Agree to Patent Pool

By | July 10, 2017

The Broad Institute and others sign on to participate in a platform designed to streamline the licensing process. 

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Sea Spiders Breathe with Their Guts

By | July 10, 2017

These ocean-dwelling arthropods move oxygen through a digestive system in their legs.

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How Bacteria in Flies Kill Parasitic Wasps

By | July 10, 2017

Ribosome-inactivating proteins from symbiotic bacteria leave their hosts unharmed.

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Trump Administration Chooses New CDC Director

By | July 7, 2017

The pick—Georgia Public Health Commissioner and physician Brenda Fitzgerald—is an experienced public health leader, but lacks research chops. 

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Untreatable Gonorrhea Rising Globally

By | July 7, 2017

Fifty countries report strains of the bacteria that are resistant to last-resort antibiotics.

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