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Human Fleas and Lice Spread Black Death

By | January 16, 2018

A new study suggests that the plague, which killed millions of people, was not transmitted by rats.

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image: Study: UV Light Destroys Bat-Killing Fungus

Study: UV Light Destroys Bat-Killing Fungus

By | January 5, 2018

White nose syndrome has killed millions of bats throughout North America since it was discovered on the continent. 

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Study: Facial Cues Indicate Sickness

By | January 4, 2018

Pale skin and hanging eyelids are tell-tale signs of apparent illness.

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Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens

By | December 20, 2017

Only a few labs will earn funding for such “gain-of-function” research on SARS, MERS, and other deadly diseases.

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NIH Revises Funding Strategy for Young Researchers

By | December 19, 2017

The agency plans to ease restrictions on grants to a narrowly defined group of early- and mid-career researchers.  

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French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.

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Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

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Hundreds of Pterosaur Eggs Discovered in China

By | November 30, 2017

The fossil booty includes some eggs with embryo remains inside, and points to group nests involving long-term parental care.

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Flies’ Feet Can Spread Bacteria

By | November 27, 2017

Lab experiments and metagenomic analyses of flies’ resident bacteria indicate that the insects carry microbes from place to place on their legs.

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Medical organizations endorse the “Undetectable = Untransmissible” campaign, which aims to raise awareness of scientific evidence showing that virally suppressed people living with HIV cannot infect others.

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