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Cranking Up Biosecurity

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2012

The federal government tightens regulations on SARS and other deadly viruses, but the changes could hamper research.

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Natural-Born Doctors

By Sabrina Richards | October 23, 2012

Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?

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Sniffing Out TB

By Jef Akst | October 18, 2012

An African rat helps detect tuberculosis in Tanzania, prompting the Mozambique government to pursue a similar project.

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Ketamine Encourages Nerve Remodeling

By Jef Akst | October 16, 2012

The commonly abused hallucinogen shows promise in extinguishing fear in rats, pointing to possible benefits for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Cell Re-Programmers Take the Nobel

By Beth Marie Mole | October 8, 2012

John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka win this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for learning how to reboot cellular development. 

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Cell Reprogramming Work Wins Nobel

By Beth Marie Mole | October 8, 2012

John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka jointly take home this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine for turning back the developmental clock. 

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Salmonella Strain Spreads Alongside HIV

By Dan Cossins | October 1, 2012

Researchers find that a deadly bacterial disease hitchhikes in people infected with the virus that causes AIDS to spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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Novel Deadly Virus

By Beth Marie Mole | October 1, 2012

A new rhabdovirus may be responsible for an outbreak of fatal hemorrhagic fever.

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2012 Labbies Honorable Mentions

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2012

Check out other memorable images and videos that were submitted to this year’s Labby Multimedia Awards.

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Medicines for the World

By Suerie Moon and Ellen ’t Hoen | October 1, 2012

A global R&D treaty could boost innovation and improve the health of the world’s poor—and rich.

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