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HIV in the Internet Age

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2015

Social networking sites may facilitate the spread of sexually transmitted disease, but these sites also serve as effective education and prevention tools.

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Llamas as Lab Rats

By Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015

From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.

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Miraculous Activist

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015

Timothy Ray Brown, commonly referred to as the “Berlin patient,” does not want to be the only person cured of AIDS.

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Cancer Kismet

By Jenny Rood | April 1, 2015

Fate mapping allows researchers to follow cancer progression from its cell type of origin.

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Through a Spider’s Eyes

By Brittany Taylor | April 1, 2015

Deciphering how a jumping spider sees the world and processes visual information may yield insights into long-standing robotics problems.

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Centennial Shigella

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2015

A strain of the dysentery-causing bacterium isolated in 1915 tells the story of a young soldier who died of the disease in the early days of World War I.

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Taming Bushmeat

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

Chinese farmers’ efforts at rearing wild animals may benefit conservation and reduce human health risks.

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Along Came a Spider

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2014

Researchers are turning to venom peptides to protect crops from their most devastating pests.

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Brain Massage

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2014

Researchers may be able to improve memory by discharging magnetic pulses on the skull to alter the neural activity at and beneath the brain’s surface.

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Seal Stowaways

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

Pathogen traces recovered from Peruvian mummies suggest tuberculosis-causing bacteria rode from Africa to South America in pinnipeds.

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