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By The Scientist Staff | January 3, 2013
In the game Foldit, players solve protein structures by shaking, wiggling, and generally rearranging chains of amino acids into their optimal, lowest-energy configurations.
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By Molly Sharlach
Lengthy stints in intensive care units pare down patients’ gut microflora, a study shows.
By Jef Akst
The United Nations Security Council declares the situation in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security” and calls for even more resources to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.
By Kerry Grens
President Obama plans to send thousands of military personnel to Africa to streamline infectious disease-response efforts.
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