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Is India Polio Free?

By | January 12, 2012

This week will mark the one-year anniversary of the last polio case in the second-most populous country.

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Ever Wonder…

By | January 10, 2012

How does catnip work?

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Drug Approvals Up for 2011

By | January 9, 2012

The FDA approved 30 drugs last year, the highest number in the last 7 years.

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Chimp Viruses for Human Vaccines

By | January 4, 2012

An adenovirus isolated from chimpanzee feces proves more effective than human adenoviruses as a vaccine vector for hepatitis C.

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Secrets of Breast Cancer Resistance

By | January 4, 2012

A new study shows that breast cancers that become resistant to hormone therapy have different patterns of estrogen receptor binding.

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Bird Flu Not Contagious Among People

By | January 3, 2012

A Chinese health agency confirms that the strain of H5N1 bird flu that killed a Chinese man last month does not spread between humans.

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Another Chronic Fatigue Study Retracted

By | January 3, 2012

After Science pulls the original article linking a mouse virus to the chronic fatigue syndrome, PNAS follows suit, yanking the only other study supporting the link.

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Animal Mind Control

By | January 1, 2012

Examples of parasites that manipulate the behavior of their hosts are not hard to come by, but scientists have only recently begun to understand how they induce such dramatic changes.

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Resolving Chronic Pain

By | January 1, 2012

The body’s own mechanism for dispersing the inflammatory reaction might lead to new treatments for chronic pain.

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Bat Luck

By | January 1, 2012

An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.

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