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Dengue-Resistant Mosquitoes

By Tia Ghose | August 24, 2011

Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria, which fail to transmit the dengue virus, spread through the population when released in the wild.

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Haitian Cholera Source Confirmed

By Jef Akst | August 23, 2011

Researchers pinpoint Nepalese soldiers as the source of last year’s deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti.

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EPA to Address Nitrogen Pollution

By Cristina Luiggi | August 23, 2011

The federal agency should reduce harmful nitrogen emissions by 25 percent in the next two decades, a new report says.

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Chronic Fatigue Scientists Get Death Threats

By Tia Ghose | August 23, 2011

Researchers who suggest psychological contributors to chronic fatigue syndrome receive death threats from activists.

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Opinion: Reducing Foodborne Illness

By J. Stan Bailey | August 22, 2011

New testing technologies and improved communication among regulatory agencies are making strides in the fight against foodborne disease.

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Parasite Spurs Rat Sexual Frenzy

By Tia Ghose | August 19, 2011

The parasite Toxoplasma gondii furthers its transmission by making rats go wild for the scent of cat urine.

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Bacteria Kamikazes

By Kelly Rae Chi | August 16, 2011

Researchers design a synthetic bacterium that kills the infectious microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa, sacrificing itself in the process.

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The Father of Trial Randomization Dies

By Bob Grant | August 15, 2011

Statistician Paul Meier, who championed the random assignment of patients to treatment groups in clinical trials, changed the way the researchers test experimental drugs.

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Fair Trade at Plant Roots

By Kerry Grens | August 11, 2011

Plant and fungal symbionts swap more resources with partners that provide a greater return of nutrients.

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Cancer Researcher Fabricated Data

By Jessica P. Johnson | August 11, 2011

Sheng Wang leaves the Boston University School of Medicine and agrees to retract two published studies.

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