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Pilot Study Treats Infants for Autism

By | September 11, 2014

A preliminary trial finds that teaching parents certain therapeutic interactions for babies showing early signs of autism may improve the infants’ future social development.

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Enterovirus Spreads Among US Kids

By | September 10, 2014

A previously rare respiratory virus is landing hundreds of children in hospitals.

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Ebola’s Exponential Increase in Liberia

By | September 10, 2014

World Health Organization officials say intervention efforts must be scaled up at least three-fold.

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Ebola Vaccine Protects Macaques

By | September 9, 2014

Human trials are now underway.

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Australian Court Upholds Patents on Human Genes

By | September 8, 2014

The Federal Court of Australia rejected an appeal of a ruling that allows companies to patent isolated human genes.

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FDA Gives Nod to Melanoma Drug

By | September 8, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration last week approved the first of a new type of immunotherapy that aims to pit a patient’s own immune system against her cancer.

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Humongous Herbivorous Dinosaur

By | September 4, 2014

A near-complete titanosaur fossil provides new details of the dinosaurs’ lives. 

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Losing Languages

By | September 4, 2014

Biological criteria and evolutionary models help predict threats to spoken language, according to two studies.

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Arctic Expansion

By | September 2, 2014

Genetic analysis reveals the history of the earliest human migrations in the region.

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Walking Fish Model Evolution

By | August 28, 2014

Raising a semi-terrestrial species on land highlights the role of developmental plasticity in the evolutionary transition from water to land.

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