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A Celebrated Symposium

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2012

A conference, started 10 years ago partly as a disease ecologist’s birthday party, has become one of the most valued meetings in the field.  


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By Hayley Dunning | November 1, 2012

Comparing the protein profile of a 500-year-old Inca mummy to modern humans reveals an active lung infection prior to sacrifice.  

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Death Match

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2012

Cockfighting and other cultural practices in Southeast Asia could greatly aid the spread of deadly diseases like bird flu.

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Gifted in Science

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2012

Researchers look to the emerging phenomenon of "crowdfunding" to pay for their work

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Island Disease

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2012

People living on islands in the Norwegian Sea suffer from an unusually high rate of certain genetic diseases and health issues, making the population ripe for research.


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The Stuff of Nightmares

By Cristina Luiggi | August 1, 2012

Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.


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Medical Mavericks

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2012

ALS patients take their fate into their own hands, self-administering an unapproved chemical and collating their results online.


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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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