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Bad Blood

By | November 1, 2013

A rare bleeding disorder leads scientists to uncover an unusual blood component that might be common to us all.

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Doggie Dialogue

By | November 1, 2013

Georgia Tech researchers develop technology that could allow assistance dogs to better communicate with their handlers.

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The Ultimate Wingman

By | November 1, 2013

Differential gene expression between dominant and subordinate male turkeys could help evolutionary biologists deconstruct the roots of sexual dimorphism.

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Ye Old Parasites

By | November 1, 2013

Evidence of early-13th-century intestinal worms found in a medieval castle latrine yields clues about the lives and deaths of crusaders.

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A Briny Paradise

By | October 1, 2013

Hypersaline, anoxic basins on the Mediterranean seafloor harbor pockets of unique and diverse life.

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Biofuel Mimicry

By | October 1, 2013

Could the fungus-gardening activities of leafcutter ants teach humans how to produce sustainable biofuels?

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Trouble in the Heartland

By | October 1, 2013

A new tick-borne disease has emerged in the US Midwest—and the culprit is not a bacterium. 

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Viral in Valencia

By | October 1, 2013

A genetic analysis that tracks the evolution of pathogens helped incriminate a Spanish anesthetist who infected hundreds of patients with hepatitis C.

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A Bone-Deep Kinship

By | September 1, 2013

A Neanderthal rib fragment provides conclusive evidence that the ancient hominins were susceptible to a benign bone tumor of modern humans.

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A Farewell to Parasites

By | September 1, 2013

Despite a fierce civil war, scientists led a 14-year grassroots campaign that has eradicated a parasitic disease from northern Sudan.

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