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Organs on Chips

By Diana Kwon | August 28, 2017

Scientists hope that these devices will one day replace animal models of disease and help advance personalized medicine.

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A Bacterial Messenger Molecule Extends Healthspan

By Sandhya Sekar | August 28, 2017

E. coli that make indoles protect older worms, flies, and mice from frailty. 

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Doctors Warn Against Vaginal Seeding

By Jef Akst | August 24, 2017

A group of Danish obstetricians notes that the procedure carries risks and that there is little evidence supporting its benefits to the infant microbiome. 

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Gordon Awandare: Ghana’s Homecoming King

By Linda Nordling | August 21, 2017

The infectious disease scientist spent seven years in the U.S. before returning home to establish a thriving center for research and help lead the fight against malaria.

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Dengue Infection Impairs Immune Defense Against Zika

By Catherine Offord | August 18, 2017

A memory B cell response to Zika virus in dengue-infected patients produced antibodies that were poorly neutralizing in vitro and instead enhanced infection.

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Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid-in-Dying

By Catherine Offord | August 17, 2017

A fraught market for the barbiturates prescribed to terminally ill patients who choose to end their lives has physicians turning to options outside big pharma.

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Interactive Infographic: State Laws for Medical Aid-in-Dying

By Catherine Offord | August 17, 2017

In six states and the District of Columbia, terminally ill patients can get a perscription for a life-ending drug, and several additional states are considering legalizing the practice.

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Interactive Infographic: The Global Business of Dying

By Catherine Offord | August 17, 2017

Throughout the world, laws governing how terminally ill patients can choose to die vary widely.

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Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults

By Kerry Grens | August 14, 2017

A review of several dozen hospitalized patients in Brazil finds neurological conditions, including inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, in addition to Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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There is little evidence that full treatment durations discourage the development of drug-resistant bacteria.

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