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image: Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes

Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes

By Shawna Williams | April 17, 2018

The parasite changes people’s scent, primarily due to an increase in aldehydes.

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A new report estimates that 95 percent of people live in areas with dangerously high levels of fine particulate matter such as dust and soot.

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A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.

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image: Bioengineers Use Yeast to Manufacture Drugs

Bioengineers Use Yeast to Manufacture Drugs

By Jim Daley | April 3, 2018

The yeast’s output of noscapine, a cough suppressant naturally made by poppies, is 18,000-fold higher than previous attempts.

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image: OSU Professor Falsified Data on Eight Papers, Resigns

OSU Professor Falsified Data on Eight Papers, Resigns

By Catherine Offord | April 2, 2018

Ching-Shih Chen’s research involved anticancer therapeutics that were being tested in clinical trials.

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Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.

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With three recent FDA approvals, and a number of Phase 3 trials ongoing, the drugs are seeing a surge in interest.

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image: Infographic: Cancer Drug Pairings

Infographic: Cancer Drug Pairings

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 1, 2018

Researchers use several different strategies to deliver a one-two punch.

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A controversial hypothesis suggests that jellyfish may one day rule the oceans, and Mola mola may tell us if we are approaching a tipping point.

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Multidrug combinations lead to better results for cancer patients, but efficiently identifying them is proving difficult.

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