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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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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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Sex and Drugs

By Kerry Grens | July 1, 2014

Did 20th-century pharmaceutical and technological advances shape modern sexual behaviors?


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Parsing Pathogens

By Jef Akst | June 1, 2014

Meet the peptide-covered microcantilever device capable of differentiating subtypes of Salmonella.


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Waste Not, Want Not

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 1, 2014

Researchers and entrepreneurs divert food waste from landfills by turning it into a variety of ingenious products.


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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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Dermatologically Derived

By Jef Akst | April 1, 2014

Inspired by turkey skin, researchers devise a bacteriophage-based sensor whose color changes upon binding specific molecules.


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