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Piggyback Pathogen

By | September 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Immunology

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The Age-Old Fight Against Antibiotics

By | August 31, 2011

Researchers find antibiotic resistance genes in 30,000-year-old bacteria, suggesting such resistance is not a modern phenomenon.

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Black Death Pathogen Extinct?

By | August 29, 2011

The Yersinia pestis strain extracted from the bones of Black Death victims may no longer exist.

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Missing Mosquitoes

By | August 29, 2011

Tanzanian mosquito populations are declining, and scientists don’t know why.

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Religion and Disease

By | August 25, 2011

Deadly epidemics can have a profound impact on people’s choice of religion.

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Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes

By | August 24, 2011

Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which fail to transmit the dengue virus, spread through the population when released in the wild.

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Haitian Cholera Source Confirmed

By | August 23, 2011

Researchers pinpoint Nepalese soldiers as the source of last year’s deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti.

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Fair Trade at Plant Roots

By | August 11, 2011

Plant and fungal symbionts swap more resources with partners that provide a greater return of nutrients.

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Arsenic-Based Life, Open to Critique

By | August 10, 2011

A researcher is repeating the controversial experiments that suggested a bacterium used arsenic rather than phosphorus in its DNA—with the world watching.

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Opinion: Vaccinate at Birth

By | August 9, 2011

Improved immunization efforts are required to prevent infections during the first 6 months of life, when newborn and infants are highly susceptible to disease.

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