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Cuba Ends Mother-To-Child HIV

By Bob Grant | 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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An Offensive Playbook

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2014

Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain

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Contributors

By Abby Olena | February 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Syphilis: Then and Now

By Kristin N Harper, Molly K. Zuckerman, and George J. Armelagos | February 1, 2014

Researchers are zeroing in on the origin of syphilis and related diseases, which continue to plague the human population some 500 years after the first documented case.

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Lessons From Past Unethical Experiments

By Cristina Luiggi | August 30, 2011

A bioethics commission announces the completion of an investigation into unethical US government-led experiments with STDs in Guatemala in the 1940s.

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