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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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Beneficial Stats

By Aimee Swartz | March 1, 2015

Statisticians who normally crunch numbers to forecast trends in the food-service industry turn their attention to bettering treatment of ALS.

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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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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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The Devil’s Details

By Jesse Jenkins | November 1, 2014

With the iconic Australian marsupial carnivore on the brink of extinction, Tasmanian researchers race to unlock the immunological mysteries of a disease threatening the species.

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Uncommonly Rare

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2014

How one of the rarest neurodegenerative diseases could lend insight into ubiquitous neuroprotective processes

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Chagas Watchdogs

By Tracy Vence | September 1, 2014

Can screening dogs for Trypanosoma cruzi antibodies inform public health officials about the risk of Chagas disease to people?

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Say "Aaaah"

By Aimee Swartz | August 1, 2014

Scientists aim to remotely monitor Parkinson’s through voice recordings.

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Accidental Orgasms

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | July 1, 2014

Meet the researcher struggling to gain approval for his medical device, which was originally designed to relieve back pain, but turned out to be an orgasm inducer.

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The Youngest Victims

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.

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