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Toward a MERS Vaccine

By | September 12, 2013

Researchers generate an infectious cDNA clone of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus genome that could inform vaccine design.

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The Many Mysteries of MERS

By | September 8, 2013

As researchers test a treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome, the deadly coronavirus that causes it slowly reveals itself.

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Week in Review: September 2–6

By | September 6, 2013

More than 320,000 mammalian viruses lurk; evolution of echolocation in bats and dolphins; accumulation of mutations in drug-resistant tuberculosis; senior researchers reluctant to retire

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Surprising Similarities in Divergent Genomes

By | September 4, 2013

Researchers find genome-wide evidence of convergent evolution between bats and dolphins.

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Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars

By | September 4, 2013

Dealing with the delicate matter of retirement for aging academics

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Skin-Eating Fungus Threatens Salamanders

By | September 3, 2013

A fungus that erodes the skin has caused massive die-offs of fire salamanders in the Netherlands.

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Decoding Drug-Resistant TB

By | September 1, 2013

Researchers characterize drug-resistant tuberculosis by analyzing the genomes of more than 500 Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from around the world.

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A New Way of Seeing

By | September 1, 2013

Inspiration and controversy attended the birth of magnetic resonance imaging, a diagnostic technology that changed the course of human medicine.

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Book Excerpt from Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI

By | September 1, 2013

In Chapter 6, “The first fruitful weeks,” author M. Joan Dawson describes her late husband’s first steps in the invention of a revolutionary imaging technology.

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Capsule Reviews

By | September 1, 2013

Rocket Girl, The Cancer Chronicles, Abominable Science!, and The Sports Gene

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