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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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Toxin Evolution

By Abby Olena | January 16, 2014

Researchers show that scorpion venom toxins are closely related to defensive proteins from venomous insects.


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Human-Pathogen Coevolution

By Jef Akst | January 13, 2014

Helicobacter pylori strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.


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First North American H5N1 Death

By Abby Olena | January 9, 2014

A person in Canada has died of the first confirmed human case of H5N1 avian flu in North America.


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Schizophrenia’s Jumping Genetics

By Jef Akst | January 6, 2014

Researchers find evidence that transposable elements, also known as jumping genes, may contribute to the development of the psychiatric disorder.


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Elder Pharmacology

By Nir Barzilai | January 1, 2014

Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.


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Outwitting the Perfect Pathogen

By Megan Scudellari | January 1, 2014

Tuberculosis is exquisitely adapted to the human body. Researchers need a new game plan for beating it.


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