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String Theory

By | August 1, 2011

New types of biological filaments are turning up in yeast, fly, bacterial cells and in rat neurons, and they may yield clues to how the cytoskeleton evolved from metabolically active enzymes.

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The First Plant Interactome

By | July 28, 2011

Protein interaction networks in Arabidopsis give clues to plant evolution and immunity.

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WHO Says No to TB Blood Tests

By | July 19, 2011

For the first time, WHO warns against the use of a diagnostic method.

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Contact Allergies May Help Stymie Cancer

By | July 12, 2011

New data suggests that skin rashes are associated with lower risk of developing certain cancers.

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Putting Vaccines to the Test

By | July 10, 2011

Gene expression analysis allows researchers to predict which patients will respond to flu vaccines and possibly expedite vaccine development.

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New Suspect in E. coli Deaths

By | July 6, 2011

Fenugreek seeds are banned in Europe after authorities point the finger at them as a potential source of the deadly E. coli outbreak.

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A Scar Nobly Got

By | July 1, 2011

The story of the US government’s efforts to stamp out smallpox in the early 20th century offers insights into the science and practice of mass vaccination.

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C-ing with the Lights Out

By | July 1, 2011

I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.

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Thymus Finder

By | July 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Immunology

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Book excerpt from Pox: An American History

By | July 1, 2011

In Chapter 5, "The Stable and the Laboratory," author Michael Willrich explores the burgeoning vaccine manufacture industry that ramped up to combat smallpox epidemics in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American cities.

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