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Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection

By | October 1, 2014

In chapter 5, “Resurgence: Bedbugs Bite Back,” author Emily Monosson chronicles the rise of the pesky pests in the face of humanity’s best chemical efforts.

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Science Gone Social

By , , , , and | October 1, 2014

Scientists are beginning to embrace social media as a viable means of communicating with public audiences.

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Sleep Tight

By | October 1, 2014

Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.

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Setting the Record Straight

By | October 1, 2014

Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?

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Bacteriophage Boom?

By | September 29, 2014

Researchers are putting a fresh crop of phage-based products to agricultural and medical use, on farms and in early-stage clinical trials.

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Epigenetics of Trained Innate Immunity

By | September 25, 2014

Documenting the epigenetic landscape of human innate immune cells reveals pathways essential for training macrophages.

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FDA OKs siRNA Ebola Drug

By | September 23, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration gives the green light to deploy an experimental short interfering RNA treatment against Ebola.

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Intensive Loss of Gut Bacteria Diversity

By | September 23, 2014

Lengthy stints in intensive care units pare down patients’ gut microflora, a study shows.

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Staggering Ebola Predictions

By | September 23, 2014

The WHO says more than 20,000 people could be infected by November, while the CDC estimates the epidemic will strike some 500,000 people by the end of January.

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Ebola Outbreak Threatens World Security

By | September 22, 2014

The United Nations Security Council declares the situation in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security” and calls for even more resources to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.

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