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New Biological Pacemaker

By | December 18, 2012

In guinea pigs, the insertion of a single gene can transform ordinary heart cells into pacemaker cells that regulate cardiac rhythm.

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Fair Flu Viruses Closely Matched

By | October 30, 2012

A study finds that the genomes of swine and human flu viruses associated with a county fair in Ohio are almost perfectly matched, suggesting interspecies transmission.

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Novel Deadly Virus

By | October 1, 2012

A new rhabdovirus may be responsible for an outbreak of fatal hemorrhagic fever.

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Second Victim of Hantavirus

By | August 28, 2012

Another person has died from the rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park.

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Cancer Drug Flushes Out HIV

By | July 26, 2012

An approved cancer therapeutic makes hiding HIV susceptible to antiviral therapy.

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Cancer-Fighting Virus

By | June 13, 2012

A small patient trial offers hope that cancer-killing viruses might be a viable therapy after all.

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Honey Bee Killer

By | June 11, 2012

A parasitic mite helps spread a deadly virus among honey bee colonies.

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Influenza Found in Bats

By | February 28, 2012

A new subtype of the flu virus is identified in Guatemalan yellow-shouldered bats, and the virus may share its genes with the human version.

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Bird Flu Prevalence Underestimated

By | February 23, 2012

Pooled data from H5N1 bird flu studies suggests that the World Health Organization may be underestimating infection and overestimating fatality.

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The Making of a Trait

By | January 26, 2012

Populations of organisms acquire beneficial traits repeatedly and rapidly through co-evolution with other species and through gene interaction.

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