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Recipients of Experimental Herpes Vaccine File Lawsuit

By Catherine Offord | March 15, 2018

The suit claims that Rational Vaccines, the company of recently deceased researcher William Halford, violated US and international laws when it carried out the procedure.


People whose pupils change more dramatically during a visual perception task tend to score higher on a self-reported scale of autistic traits.

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In an unusual evolutionary twist, local stick spiders have come up with an almost identical repertoire of color morphs in multiple locations.


The University of Chicago psychology professor made fundamental contributions to understanding the neural mechanisms of social experiences.  

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Social Dominance Comes At a Cost

By Richard Kemeny | March 5, 2018

Dominant male mammals are particularly at risk of infection by parasites.


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Diabetes Is Five Diseases, Not Two

By Jim Daley | March 5, 2018

The new classification system could help improve personalized medicine approaches to the disease.

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Patients with the rare autoimmune condition, highlighted in the Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick, currently have limited treatment options.


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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | March 1, 2018

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.


The elimination of the biting pests was an added bonus after researchers unleashed a rat-eradication endeavor on the tiny islands.  


The animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe.


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