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Opinion: Aging, Just Another Disease

By Mutaz Musa | November 1, 2016

No longer considered an inevitability, growing older should be and is being treated like a chronic condition. 


image: Worm Subverts Plant Attack

Worm Subverts Plant Attack

By Ed Yong | April 3, 2014

A parasitic nematode relies on a plant’s defense mechanism to invade and grow.


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Jumping Hosts

By Jef Akst | January 30, 2014

A single amino acid change helps a plant pathogen related to the causative agent of the Irish potato famine infect a new host.


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Human-Pathogen Coevolution

By Jef Akst | January 13, 2014

Helicobacter pylori strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.


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Ye Old Parasites

By Chris Palmer | November 1, 2013

Evidence of early-13th-century intestinal worms found in a medieval castle latrine yields clues about the lives and deaths of crusaders.


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Genomics-Informed Pathology

By Dennis P. Wall and Peter J. Tonellato | January 1, 2013

Twenty-first century lab reports will include test results read by a new breed of pathologist.

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