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Parasitic Worm Spreads in Hawaii

By Bob Grant | April 11, 2017

The roundworm that causes rat lungworm disease has infected at least six people on the island of Maui in the last three months.

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Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.

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Drastic Cuts to Brazil’s Federal Science Budget

By Kerry Grens | April 4, 2017

The 44 percent drop in funding is disproportionately large compared to overall reductions in government spending.

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The Invention Return on NIH Investments

By Kerry Grens | April 2, 2017

Around 8 percent of grants funded by the National Institutes of Health resulted in patents.

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Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes

By Kerry Grens | March 28, 2017

In an effort to prevent the spread of Zika virus, Harris County officials are in discussions with Oxitec to release insects engineered to produce short-lived offspring.

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The pathogenic fungus that has decimated populations of bats throughout the eastern United States has surfaced in the state for the first time, although none of the bats appear diseased.

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Famed Statistician and Data Visualizer Dies

By Jef Akst | February 8, 2017

Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute has passed away at age 68.

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Bacteria-Treated Mosquitoes Released in More Locations

By Kerry Grens | January 17, 2017

Infected with Wolbachia, the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.

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image: First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.

First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.

By Kerry Grens | January 11, 2017

The federal government concludes the rusty patched bumblebee is nearing extinction.

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A case study reports evidence of viral replication lingering in the respiratory tract of an infected person, even after the person’s blood was Ebola free.

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