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Hearing Help

By Kate Yandell | September 1, 2015

For decades, the only remedies for hearing loss were devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Now, the first pharmaceutical treatments may be on the way.  

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The Great Big Clean-Up

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2015

From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.

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Drugging the Environment

By Megan Scudellari | August 1, 2015

Humans have spiked ecosystems with a flood of active pharmaceuticals. The drugs are feminizing male fish, confusing birds, and worrying scientists.

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Inspired by Nature

By Daniel Cossins | August 1, 2015

Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine.

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The Prescient Placenta

By Christopher Coe | August 1, 2015

The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.

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Driven to Extinction

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2015

The eradication of smallpox set the standard for the global elimination of a devastating infectious disease. Will the ongoing polio and guinea worm campaigns be as successful?

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Outbreak Observatory

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 1, 2015

Increasingly precise remote-sensing data are helping researchers monitor and predict cases of infectious disease.

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The Sum of Our Parts

By Janice Dietert and Rodney Dietert | July 1, 2015

Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.

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Seeing Isn’t Believing

By Stuart Anstis | June 1, 2015

How motion illusions trick the visual system, and what they can teach us about how our eyes and brains evolved

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The Living Set

By Wim Hordijk | June 1, 2015

Mathematical and computational approaches are making strides in understanding how life might have emerged and organized itself from the basic chemistry of early Earth.

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