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Bacteria Boost Viral Vaccine Response

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 11, 2014

Gut microbes enhance response to the seasonal flu shot in mice.

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Small Wonders

By Molly Sharlach | September 11, 2014

Sangeeta Bhatia, creator of miniature medical technologies, has won the Lemelson-MIT Prize.

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Pilot Study Treats Infants for Autism

By Jef Akst | September 11, 2014

A preliminary trial finds that teaching parents certain therapeutic interactions for babies showing early signs of autism may improve the infants’ future social development.

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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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Viral Trek to the Brain

By Molly Sharlach | September 3, 2014

Rabies hitches a ride with a receptor for nerve growth factor.

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