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Persistent Pertussis

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 17, 2014

An altered vaccine and parents opting-out of inoculations have contributed to ongoing outbreaks across the U.S.

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Unconscious Effort

By Molly Sharlach | September 16, 2014

People can categorize words while asleep, a study shows.

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2014 Top 10 Innovations: Last Chance to Submit

By Bob Grant | September 15, 2014

The Scientist’s annual search for the best and brightest life science innovations is drawing to a close. Submit your new product or methodology today for a chance to win!

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Small Molecule Superstore

By Molly Sharlach | September 15, 2014

An analysis of bacterial sequences from the Human Microbiome Project has uncovered thousands of biosynthetic gene clusters.

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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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