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Contact Allergies May Help Stymie Cancer

By | July 12, 2011

New data suggests that skin rashes are associated with lower risk of developing certain cancers.

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Putting Vaccines to the Test

By | July 10, 2011

Gene expression analysis allows researchers to predict which patients will respond to flu vaccines and possibly expedite vaccine development.

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Dead Cane Toads Are Deadly

By | July 5, 2011

The deadly-when-eaten invasive amphibians that have been plaguing Australian wildlife for years continue to poison even after they’re dead.

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A Scar Nobly Got

By | July 1, 2011

The story of the US government’s efforts to stamp out smallpox in the early 20th century offers insights into the science and practice of mass vaccination.

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C-ing with the Lights Out

By | July 1, 2011

I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.

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Thymus Finder

By | July 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Immunology

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Book excerpt from Pox: An American History

By | July 1, 2011

In Chapter 5, "The Stable and the Laboratory," author Michael Willrich explores the burgeoning vaccine manufacture industry that ramped up to combat smallpox epidemics in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American cities.

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Foresight

By | July 1, 2011

Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.

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Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted

By | June 30, 2011

United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.

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The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.

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