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Kawasaki Disease a Wind-borne Malady

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 21, 2014

Cases of the debilitating childhood disease in Japan are likely caused by toxins that float in from China’s farmlands, a study finds.


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MERS Crosses State Line

By Bob Grant | May 19, 2014

An Illinois man has contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from the Indiana patient who was recently hospitalized, marking the first confirmed human-to-human transmission of MERS within the U.S.


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FDA Approves Prosthetic Arm

By Jef Akst | May 14, 2014

The agency OKs the first prosthetic arm controlled by neural signals from the user’s muscles.


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Diseased Heart Chip

By Jef Akst | May 12, 2014

In the latest iteration of organ-on-a-chip technology, researchers develop an in vitro model of functioning human heart tissue with an inherited cardiovascular disease.


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Exercise Can Erase Memories

By Ruth Williams | May 8, 2014

Running causes rodents to forget their fears in part because of increased hippocampal neurogenesis, a study shows.


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Half Genes, Half Environment

By Jef Akst | May 5, 2014

Examining more than 20 years of Swedish birth records, researchers determine that autism risk is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors.


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Lab-Grown Primordial Sperm

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 2, 2014

Scientists have reprogrammed human skin cells into immature sperm cells.


Scientists urge the World Health Organization to delay destroying the last remaining laboratory stocks of live variola virus because there’s more research to be done.

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Week in Review: April 28–May 2

By Tracy Vence | May 2, 2014

Male scientists stress mice out; using SCNT to reprogram adult cells; acetate can reach mouse brain, reduce appetite; WHO sounds “post-antibiotic era” alarm


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It’s an Antibiotic-Resistant World

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2014

Bacteria all over the globe are evolving tricks to survive humanity’s arsenal of antibiotics, and the World Health Organization has officially sounded the alarm.


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