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MERS Double Publication?

By Jef Akst | June 11, 2014

Two papers on the same Middle East respiratory syndrome victim hint at uncouth scientific competition and possible laboratory contamination, plus illuminate potential issues within the Saudi Arabian health ministry. 

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Ancient Apoptosis

By Kate Yandell | June 9, 2014

Humans and coral share a cell-death pathway that has been conserved between them for more than half a billion years.

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Breathing Life into Lung Microbiome Research

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 9, 2014

Although it’s far less populated than the mouth community that helps feed it, researchers increasingly appreciate the role of the lung microbiome in respiratory health.

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New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Bugs

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 6, 2014

Two new drugs—one a single-dose antibiotic—have been developed to treat skin infections, including methicillin-reistant Staphylococcus aureus.

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Contributors

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2014 issue of The Scientist

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Digesting Dietary Data

By Christopher Gardner and Michael Stanton | June 1, 2014

Why are there so many contradictory nutrition studies, and how can they be improved?

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Tactical Maneuvers

By Stephanie Swift | June 1, 2014

Scientists are creating viruses that naturally home in on tumor cells while simultaneously boosting the body’s immune system to fight cancer.

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Targeting Tumors with Viruses

By Stephanie Swift | June 1, 2014

Stephanie Swift discusses the strategy of fighting cancer with viruses.

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Combating Coronaviruses

By Ruth Williams | May 29, 2014

Scientists discover a molecule that defeats MERS and other coronaviruses in human cells.

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The Obesity Burden

By Jef Akst | May 29, 2014

A global study of obesity reveals that an increasing number of people around the world are overweight.

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