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More than 8 million people are on the brink of starvation, according to aid agencies.

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image: Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns

Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns

By Katarina Zimmer | December 15, 2017

Scientist find that living near a hydraulic fracturing site for gas and oil extraction could have adverse effects on infant health. 


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Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age

By Lucas Laursen | December 4, 2017

T-cell therapies are not just for cancer. Researchers are also advancing immunotherapy methods to protect bone marrow transplant patients from viral infections. 


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Baby on Board

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2017

Many scientific conferences offer child care options that allow researchers to bring their families along for the trip.

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image: ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain

ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain

By Kerry Grens | February 21, 2017

Imaging data show smaller volumes in several brain regions among people diagnosed with the behavioral disorder.


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Early-Life Microbiome

By Tracy Vence | June 16, 2016

Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.


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Fighting Allergy with Allergen

By Kerry Grens | February 25, 2015

Babies who ate peanuts were less likely to develop an allergy to the food by the time they hit kindergarten, according to a new study.


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Science Setbacks: 2014

By Molly Sharlach | December 25, 2014

This year in life science was marked by paltry federal funding increases, revelations of sequence contamination, and onerous regulations.


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NIH Study Canceled

By Jef Akst | December 15, 2014

The National Institutes of Health shutters its initiative to track the health of 100,000 children through adulthood.


image: Gut Microbes Trigger Malaria-Fighting Antibodies

Gut Microbes Trigger Malaria-Fighting Antibodies

By Molly Sharlach | December 4, 2014

A carbohydrate antigen found on cells of E. coli and other species prompts a potent immune response against malaria-causing parasites in mice.

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