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Genetic Variants Linked to Depression

By | July 20, 2015

Researchers link variations in two genes to cases of major depressive disorder in two large cohorts.

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Mini Brains Model Autism

By | July 16, 2015

Patient-derived organoids reveal autism spectrum disorder–associated anomalies.

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An international panel concludes that the World Health Organization is not prepared to handle another emergency like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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MERS Update

By | July 8, 2015

The Philippine Department of Health confirms a second case of Middle East respiratory syndrome in the country, while health officials in Thailand confirm their nation’s first case.

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CF Gene Therapy Shows Promise

By | July 6, 2015

The results of a Phase 2 trial suggest that delivering normal copies of the gene that causes cystic fibrosis may slow lung decline.

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Novel Hantavirus Infection Method

By | July 3, 2015

Researchers find that the potentially deadly virus uses cholesterol to gain access to cells.

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Cuba Ends Mother-To-Child HIV

By | July 2, 2015

The Caribbean nation is the first to effectively eliminate the prenatal transmission of syphilis and the virus that causes AIDS, according to the World Health Organization.

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MERS Help on the Horizon?

By | July 1, 2015

New research finds that a treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome can prevent and treat the disease in mice, while an experimental vaccine moves into human testing.

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Breaking Down Barriers

By | July 1, 2015

Finding and recruiting diverse populations for clinical studies

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Contributors

By | July 1, 2015

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

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