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Enterovirus Spreads Among US Kids

By Molly Sharlach | September 10, 2014

A previously rare respiratory virus is landing hundreds of children in hospitals.

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Ebola’s Exponential Increase in Liberia

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 10, 2014

World Health Organization officials say intervention efforts must be scaled up at least three-fold.

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Opinion: #IceBucketChallenge, Investing Well

By James Heywood | September 10, 2014

Hundreds of thousands participated in the ALS campaign that went viral, but how are they supposed to decide where to donate?

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Ebola Vaccine Protects Macaques

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 9, 2014

Human trials are now underway.

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FDA Gives Nod to Melanoma Drug

By Jef Akst | September 8, 2014

The US Food and Drug Administration last week approved the first of a new type of immunotherapy that aims to pit a patient’s own immune system against her cancer.

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The ALS Association has raised more than $100 million in donations through a charity campaign that went viral. How should that money be spent?

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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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The Second Coming of RNAi

By Eric Bender | September 1, 2014

Now showing clinical progress against liver diseases, the gene-silencing technique begins to fulfill some of its promises.

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Expanding ENCODE

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 27, 2014

Latest Encyclopedia of DNA Elements data enable researchers to compare genome regulation across species. 

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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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