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SHERLOCK and DETECTR can identify particular nucleic acid sequences, while CAMERA records events in human and bacterial cells.

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image: Bacteriophages Plentiful in Women’s Bladders

Bacteriophages Plentiful in Women’s Bladders

By Abby Olena | February 2, 2018

In one of the first looks at the urinary virome, researchers find hundreds of viruses, most of which have never been sequenced before. 

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Maternal Response to Zika Damages Mouse Fetuses

By Catherine Offord | January 5, 2018

Signaling pathways triggered by the mother’s immune system may cause complications during fetal development.

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image: Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 

Image of the Day: Virus Spacecraft 

By The Scientist Staff | January 5, 2018

Researchers reconstruct images of a virus that infects Escherichia coli bacteria.

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Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age

By Lucas Laursen | December 4, 2017

T-cell therapies are not just for cancer. Researchers are also advancing immunotherapy methods to protect bone marrow transplant patients from viral infections. 

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A single receptor on natural killer cells recognizes an amino acid sequence conserved across Zika, dengue, and related pathogens.

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From analyses of surface protein evolution to tweets on social media, scientists are gathering all the data they can to accurately predict influenza dynamics.

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image: Image of the Day: Membrane Fever 

Image of the Day: Membrane Fever 

By The Scientist Staff | November 17, 2017

Scientists have discovered a mechanism by which the Rift Valley fever virus infects the cells of its hosts.

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Report: Security Lapses in Handling of Deadly Pathogens

By Katarina Zimmer | October 31, 2017

A government report finds that laboratories in the U.S. that work with select agents such as Ebola and anthrax aren’t as secure as they should be.

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Infection During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Mouse Model

By Kerry Grens | September 13, 2017

Bacterial strains in mice’s gut microbiomes mediated their pups’ risk for developing abnormal behaviors.

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