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Pain and Progress

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2014

Is it possible to make a nonaddictive opioid painkiller?

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Syphilis: Then and Now

By Kristin N Harper, Molly K. Zuckerman, and George J. Armelagos | February 1, 2014

Researchers are zeroing in on the origin of syphilis and related diseases, which continue to plague the human population some 500 years after the first documented case.

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Bacteria by Design

By Jef Akst | January 30, 2014

A survey of bacteria in a University of Oregon building reveals that architecture influences the indoor microbiome.

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The Scientist on The Pulse #3

By Kerry Grens | January 28, 2014

Kerry Grens chats about ancient tooth decay, asthma, and fat cells.

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New River Dolphin

By Abby Olena | January 27, 2014

DNA sequencing study reveals a new river dolphin species in South America.

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Drosophila’s New Genes

By Jef Akst | January 23, 2014

An analysis of the transcriptomes of several fruit fly strains reveals dozens of possible de novo genes in each.

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Person-to-Person H7N9?

By Abby Olena | January 20, 2014

The death of a medical worker in China prompts worries that the virus can spread between humans.

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Polymer Protects Mouse Heart

By Jef Akst | January 20, 2014

Injection of microscopic particles of a plastic-like material protects mice from cardiac tissue damage following heart attack.

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Next Generation: Capturing the Body’s Energy

By Abby Olena | January 20, 2014

Researchers build a device that harvests and stores energy from the mechanical movements of a beating heart.

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Gene Therapy Improves Sight

By Kerry Grens | January 17, 2014

Patients progressing toward blindness now have better vision after a gene therapy trial.

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