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Oldest Ancestor of Modern Birds Found

By | May 6, 2015

Fossils of a new species discovered in China suggest birds developed 6 million years earlier than previously thought.

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Restored Sight Fades After Gene Therapy

By | May 5, 2015

Participants of two gene-therapy trials who experienced partial restoration of sight following treatment are now losing their vision once again.


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Outsmarting HIV

By | May 4, 2015

Small molecules that mimic the T-cell surface receptor CD4 could expose the virus to antibody-based immune responses.


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Winged Dino Found?

By | May 1, 2015

Researchers describe a small species that may have soared through Jurassic skies on membranous wings like those of bats and flying squirrels.


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By | May 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the May 2015 issue of The Scientist.


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Heart Strings

By | May 1, 2015

An animated primer on the harvesting, growth, and administration of cardiac cells to heart attack patients


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Hidden Menace

By , and | May 1, 2015

Curing HIV means finding and eradicating viruses still lurking in the shadows.


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Hiding in the Haystack

By | May 1, 2015

Encouraging developments in HIV research


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Putting It Together

By | May 1, 2015

Exploring viral replication pathways has led Carol Carter from the study of measles and reoviruses to the assembly and budding of newly minted HIV.

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Hide and Seek

By | May 1, 2015

Oxford researcher John Frater explains the strategy of targeting viral reservoirs to beat HIV.


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