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Outbreak Watch

By | September 26, 2012

International health officials are monitoring a new respiratory virus that has killed one person and left another in critical condition.

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Surviving Acidity

By | September 25, 2012

A new study reveals clues to the naked mole-rat’s ability to thrive in underground environments with high levels of carbon dioxide.

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Surprise XMRV Retraction

By | September 21, 2012

The journal PLOS Pathogens abruptly retracts the seminal paper linking XMRV to disease.

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NIH Clinic Outbreak Kills Again

By | September 20, 2012

A seventh patient succumbs to a deadly, drug-resistant superbug terrorizing the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.

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Beating Drug-Resistant TB

By | September 19, 2012

Reinvestigating a natural antibiotic compound reveals its potential as a tuberculosis drug.

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Genome Digest

By | September 18, 2012

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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Opinion: Eliminating Meningitis

By | September 17, 2012

Many vaccines are on the market for various serogroups of meningococcal disease, but a solution to provide broad protection against MenB remains elusive.

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Ants Select Better Microbes

By | September 14, 2012

Researchers identified the 3-step process leaf-cutter ants use to grow helpful bacteria on their bodies.

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Bacterial Sentinels of Noses

By | September 12, 2012

Friendly sinus bacteria may keep sinusitis-causing strains in check.

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The Golden Goose Is Awarded

By | September 12, 2012

Researchers are given a prize for high-impact science that began with an unusual or seemingly frivolous study.

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