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Well-Brined Pork

By | July 1, 2016

Watch what happens when marine organisms have their way with a sunken pig carcass.

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Portable, Rapid Zika Test

By | June 30, 2016

A new point-of-care diagnostic enables viral detection at low thresholds.

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Nonhuman Primate Model of Zika

By | June 28, 2016

Researchers infect rhesus macaques with the virus to better study its effects in humans.

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Source of Scales, Feathers, Hair

By | June 27, 2016

Reptiles, birds, and mammals all produce tiny, bump-like structures during development.   

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Mosquito Bites May Worsen Viral Infection

By | June 21, 2016

The inflammation may make it easier for viruses like Zika to replicate in a host, according to a mouse study.

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Identifying Resilient Reefs

By | June 16, 2016

Researchers identify areas where marine ecosystems are faring better or worse than predicted in hopes of saving the world’s corals.

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Prominent Ecologist Dies

By | June 16, 2016

Bob Paine, best known for introducing the idea of “keystone species,” has passed away at age 83.

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World Health Organization concludes the events are unlikely to worsen the viral outbreak.

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Mapping Zoonotic Disease

By | June 14, 2016

Researchers aim to predict new infectious disease outbreaks that spread from animals to humans.

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The CDC has released a new map that shows US counties where scientists have reported the presence of Aedes aegypti over the past 20 years.

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