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Killer Silk

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2012

Silk impregnated with bleach may provide a new way to fight the formidable spores of the anthrax bacterium.

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From Bones to Brains

By Hannah Waters | June 1, 2012

With the help of a mother, one researcher uncovered a common link between autism and a devastating bone disease.

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Bushmeat Roulette

By Megan Scudellari | April 1, 2012

Pathogens lurk in illegal wildlife products confiscated at US airports.

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T-Bee

By Edyta Zielinska | March 1, 2012

Two researchers are trying to train bees to sniff out tuberculosis.

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The Joint Collector

By Hannah Waters | March 1, 2012

Forget stamps: one bioengineer amasses broken artificial joints to learn why they failed and how to build better ones.

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Reading Tea Leaves

By Jef Akst | February 1, 2012

Cyclic peptides, discovered in an African tea used to speed labor and delivery, may hold potential as drug-stabilizing scaffolds, antibiotics, and anticancer drugs.

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Bat Luck

By Cristina Luiggi | January 1, 2012

An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.

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Cetacean Cures

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2011

Dolphins heal amazingly quickly from shark bites, with no swelling, infection, and seemingly little pain, but how do they do it?

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Punch Drunk

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2011

After a concussion forces him to retire, a former pro-wrestler starts an institute to study the neurological effects of repeated brain injuries.

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Double Blind

By Cristina Luiggi | October 1, 2011

The mother of disabled twins doggedly pursued the root of her children's illness and found it in their genome profiles.

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