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Are Leishmania Protecting their Sand Fly Hosts?

By Ruth Williams | July 23, 2014

The microbial contents of sand fly stomachs may have important consequences for the spread of leishmaniasis.


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Alzheimer’s in the Blood

By Jef Akst | July 23, 2014

Researchers are on a mission to identify blood-borne biomarkers for dementia. Will this year’s high-profile successes pave the way?


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Autism in the Genes

By Jef Akst | July 22, 2014

Researchers determine that heritability outweighs non-genetic risk factors when it comes to the developmental disorder.


image: Flipped Fat-burning Linked to Cancer Cachexia

Flipped Fat-burning Linked to Cancer Cachexia

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 22, 2014

Conversion of white fat to brown is associated with muscle atrophy and weight loss in cancer patients.


image: First Chikungunya Contracted in U.S.

First Chikungunya Contracted in U.S.

By Jef Akst | July 18, 2014

A Florida man becomes the first US resident who has not recently traveled outside the country to be diagnosed with an infection from the mosquito-borne virus.

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image: Ulcer-forming Bacteria Target Tiny Traumas

Ulcer-forming Bacteria Target Tiny Traumas

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 17, 2014

A new study finds that Helicobacter pylori home in on small lesions in the stomach and promote ulceration within minutes of epithelial injury.


image: Next Generation: Biological Pacemakers

Next Generation: Biological Pacemakers

By Ruth Williams | July 16, 2014

Direct reprogramming of cardiac muscle cells into pacemaker cells gives pig hearts back their rhythm.


image: “Mucho” Ado About Nothing?

“Mucho” Ado About Nothing?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 15, 2014

Linking a mold identified in a sample of recalled yogurt to consumer-reported illnesses may be premature, scientists say.


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HIV Returns in “Cured” Child

By Jef Akst | July 11, 2014

A Mississippi girl who was thought to have been “functionally cured” of HIV as an infant once again harbors detectable levels of the virus.


image: Another Alzheimer’s Blood Test?

Another Alzheimer’s Blood Test?

By Jef Akst | July 9, 2014

Researchers identify a set of proteins that can predict the development of Alzheimer’s disease-related dementia with 87 percent accuracy.


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