Preserved remains from the Andes yield clues about infectious diseases.
By Hayley Dunning | November 1, 2012
The Maiden, a 15-year-old girl, yielded a protein profile that helped researchers determine that she suffered from a respiratory illness at the time of her death.
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By Jef Akst
The brain’s role in aging; tracking disease; understanding the new flu virus; no autism-Lyme link; one drug’s journey from bench to bedside
By Bob Grant
Newly discovered remains provide the first hard evidence that the ill-fated colonists of the 17th century resorted to eating human flesh when their food supply ran out.
By Kate Yandell
A new DNA assay developed by forensic scientists helps archaeologists reconstruct eye and hair color from old teeth and bones.
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