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Haitian Cholera Source Confirmed

By Jef Akst | August 23, 2011

Researchers pinpoint Nepalese soldiers as the source of last year’s deadly cholera outbreak in Haiti.

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Beer Yeast Identified

By Jef Akst | August 23, 2011

A new yeast species found in Patagonia appears to be the missing half of the long-used lager yeast.

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Chronic Fatigue Scientists Get Death Threats

By Tia Ghose | August 23, 2011

Researchers who suggest psychological contributors to chronic fatigue syndrome receive death threats from activists.

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New Oldest Fossils

By Jef Akst | August 22, 2011

Fossils discovered in Australian rocks may be the remnants of three and a half billion-year-old microorganisms.

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Opinion: Reducing Foodborne Illness

By J. Stan Bailey | August 22, 2011

New testing technologies and improved communication among regulatory agencies are making strides in the fight against foodborne disease.

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Parasite Spurs Rat Sexual Frenzy

By Tia Ghose | August 19, 2011

The parasite Toxoplasma gondii furthers its transmission by making rats go wild for the scent of cat urine.

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Bacteria Kamikazes

By Kelly Rae Chi | August 16, 2011

Researchers design a synthetic bacterium that kills the infectious microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa, sacrificing itself in the process.

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How Caffeine Fights Cancer

By Jef Akst | August 15, 2011

Caffeinated drinks may help prevent skin cancer by inhibiting a DNA repair pathway, thus killing potentially precancerous cells.

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Designing Worm Proteins

By Jef Akst | August 15, 2011

For the first time, researchers have engineered a multicellular organism that incorporates a synthetic amino acid into its proteins.

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The Father of Trial Randomization Dies

By Bob Grant | August 15, 2011

Statistician Paul Meier, who championed the random assignment of patients to treatment groups in clinical trials, changed the way the researchers test experimental drugs.

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