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MERS Crosses State Line

By Bob Grant | May 19, 2014

An Illinois man has contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from the Indiana patient who was recently hospitalized, marking the first confirmed human-to-human transmission of MERS within the U.S.

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Characterizing the “Healthy” Vagina

By Jef Akst | May 19, 2014

The overly simplistic notion of a Lactobacillus-dominated vaginal microbiome is giving way to an appreciation of diverse and dynamic bacterial communities.

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FDA Approves Prosthetic Arm

By Jef Akst | May 14, 2014

The agency OKs the first prosthetic arm controlled by neural signals from the user’s muscles.

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Diseased Heart Chip

By Jef Akst | May 12, 2014

In the latest iteration of organ-on-a-chip technology, researchers develop an in vitro model of functioning human heart tissue with an inherited cardiovascular disease.

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Half Genes, Half Environment

By Jef Akst | May 5, 2014

Examining more than 20 years of Swedish birth records, researchers determine that autism risk is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors.

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Lab-Grown Primordial Sperm

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 2, 2014

Scientists have reprogrammed human skin cells into immature sperm cells.

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Scientists urge the World Health Organization to delay destroying the last remaining laboratory stocks of live variola virus because there’s more research to be done.

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It’s an Antibiotic-Resistant World

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2014

Bacteria all over the globe are evolving tricks to survive humanity’s arsenal of antibiotics, and the World Health Organization has officially sounded the alarm.

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Cell Transplants for Heart Questioned

By Jef Akst | May 1, 2014

A report reveals that using bone marrow stem cells to treat heart disease is less promising than a decade of research has let on.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2014

Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

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