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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2014

Sex on Earth, Wild Connection, The Classification of Sex, and XL Love


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That Loving Feeling

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2014

There are no FDA-approved drugs to treat low sexual desire in women, but not for lack of trying.

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The Sooner, The Better

By Nicholette Zeliadt | July 1, 2014

New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.


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Running Mice Regain Vision

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 27, 2014

Exposure to visual stimuli while running restores vision to mice blind in one eye. 


The British public votes to make creating a better test for bacterial infections the goal of the UK government’s Longitude Prize.

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Speeding Up Antiviral T Cell Production

By Ruth Williams | June 25, 2014

Scientists come up with a simpler, more efficient strategy for making multivirus-targeting T cells for immunotherapy.


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Evolving Antibiotic Tolerance

By Jef Akst | June 25, 2014

E. coli repeatedly exposed to ampicillin adapt to stay dormant for longer periods of time—just long enough to outlast the antibiotic treatment.

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FDA Approves Another New Antibiotic

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 24, 2014

Second new drug to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus approved under US Food and Drug Administration incentive program. 

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Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation

By Kate Yandell | June 22, 2014

ASC specks—protein aggregations that drive inflammation—are released from dying immune cells, expanding the reach of a defense response.

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Agencies Partner to Help Commercialize Biomedical Discoveries

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 19, 2014

Collaborative effort from the US National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health offers business training for federally funded researchers.


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