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Book excerpt from Pox: An American History

By Michael Willrich | July 1, 2011

In Chapter 5, "The Stable and the Laboratory," author Michael Willrich explores the burgeoning vaccine manufacture industry that ramped up to combat smallpox epidemics in turn-of-the-twentieth-century American cities.

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Foresight

By Karen Hopkin | July 1, 2011

Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.

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Trading Pelts for Pestilence

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2011

When European explorers and fishermen began to frequent Canada’s shores in the 16th century, they brought with them a plethora of tools and trinkets, including knives, axes, kettles, and blankets. 

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The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.

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Fraud-Convicted Researcher Spared Jail Time

By Jessica P. Johnson | June 29, 2011

A confession and supportive letters convince a judge to go easy on a researcher who fabricated data in a federal grant proposal.

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One Bad Apple

By Richard P. Grant | June 24, 2011

A unique virus and the worm it infects turn up in an orchard outside of Paris.

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Criminal genes

By Cristina Luiggi | June 22, 2011

Experts come together to revisit the controversial field of genetics and criminology.

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Top 7 in immunology

By Edyta Zielinska | June 21, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in immunology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000.

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UK scraps nationality DNA-testing

By Tia Ghose | June 20, 2011

The UK’s immigration agency has abandoned a program to develop DNA and isotope testing to assess the nationality of asylum seekers.

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Keeping immunity in check

By Megan Scudellari | June 16, 2011

Two newly discovered proteins that act as brakes to slow a plant's immune response after infection may provide clues to autoimmune treatments.

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