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Crossing Boundaries

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 1, 2014

A groundbreaker in the study of Listeria monocytogenes, Pascale Cossart continues to build her research tool kit to understand how to fight such intracellular human pathogens.

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Entry Requirements

By Nicholette Zeliadt | September 1, 2014

Recent developments in cell transfection and molecular delivery technologies

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Head Scratchers

By Mary Beth Aberlin | September 1, 2014

Many natural phenomena elude our understanding.

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Speaking of Science

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2014

September 2014's selection of notable quotes

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On the Other Hand

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2014

Handedness, a conspicuous but enigmatic human trait, may be shared by other animals. What does it mean for evolution and brain function?

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Ebola Outbreak Strains Sequenced

By Tracy Vence | August 28, 2014

Ninety-nine publicly available genomes could help researchers working to develop diagnostics, vaccines, and therapies. 

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Ebola’s Toll on Healthcare Workers

By Tracy Vence | August 26, 2014

“Unprecedented number of medical staff infected with Ebola,” the World Health Organization says.

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Social Data for Ebola Surveillance

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 26, 2014

Algorithms that map social media posts and mobile phone data can help researchers track epidemics.

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Marburg Drug Shows Promise

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 22, 2014

Monkeys infected with lethal doses of Marburg virus were rescued by an experimental siRNA-based therapeutic, a study shows.

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How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar

By Ruth Williams | August 21, 2014

Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 

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