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New Bird Flu Threat?

By Abby Olena | February 4, 2014

Chinese officials report the first two human cases of H10N8 avian influenza, one of which is linked to the death of a 73-year-old woman.

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Microbial Smog

By Jef Akst | February 3, 2014

Some 1,300 species of microbes, including some associated with allergies and lung disease, are adrift in Beijing’s thick smog.

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An Offensive Playbook

By Mary Beth Aberlin | February 1, 2014

Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain

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Contributors

By Abby Olena | February 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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On Race and Medicine

By Keith Norris | February 1, 2014

Until health care becomes truly personalized, race and ethnicity will continue to be important clues guiding medical treatments.

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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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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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