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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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Chimps Empath-eyes?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 25, 2014

Chimpanzees may reinforce social bonds by involuntarily mimicking a fellow chimp’s pupil size.

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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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Obscured Like an Octopus

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 21, 2014

Cephalopod skin inspires engineers to design sheets of adaptive camouflage sensors. 

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DARPA Challenge to Predict Chikungunya Spread

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 19, 2014

Contest aims to identify models that accurately forecast outbreaks.

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Chikungunya Vaccine Clears Phase 1

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 18, 2014

Early-stage clinical trial yields promising results. 

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Biotech Terminates IPO

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 15, 2014

The Israeli firm Vascular Biogenics withdrew its initial public offering after six days of trading. 

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Antibiotics, Immunity, and Obesity

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 14, 2014

Low doses of antibiotics early in life lead to adult obesity in mice, a study shows.

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Crayfish Blood Cells Make New Neurons

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 13, 2014

Hemocytes can form neurons in adult crayfish, a study shows.

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