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Delivering Silence

By | March 1, 2012

Using RNA viruses to silence genes could optimize tissue targeting while reducing toxicity.

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Teenage Tourrette's Outbreak?

By | February 20, 2012

School-district officials in northwestern New York State are puzzled by a spate of high school students reporting symptoms of the neuropsychiatric disorder.

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Zooming into Life

By | February 16, 2012

Teenagers create a program that lets viewers compare the sizes of things on earth and in space.

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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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Prion Protectors

By | January 1, 2012

Editor’s choice in immunology

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Science Retracts Chronic Fatigue Paper

By | December 23, 2011

Science makes a decision for the authors and retracts a paper suggesting a viral cause for chronic fatigue syndrome.

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Protection for Big-Screen Virus

By | October 19, 2011

Researchers find an antibody that may protect against a virus similar to the one featured in the movie Contagion.

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Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?

By | October 16, 2011

The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.

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Chronic Fatigue Researcher Fired

By | October 4, 2011

Researcher who found connection between virus and chronic fatigue fired for not releasing her research samples.

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In an essay entitled "Molecular Cut and Paste: The New Generation of Biological Tools," virologist William McEwan envisions a future where viruses are reprogrammed to become the workhorses of science and medicine.

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