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Croatia Extends Vaccine Mandate

By Jef Akst | March 27, 2014

A constitutional court upholds the requirement that Croatian children be vaccinated for hepatitis, measles, pertussis (whooping cough), diphtheria, and more.

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Making Better Mesenchymal Stem Cells

By Laasya Samhita | March 27, 2014

Scientists generate a new crop of stem cells that show therapeutic potential in mouse models of autoimmune diseases.

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Vanishing Batteries

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 26, 2014

Researchers describe a major component of biodegradable implants.

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Vitamin A’s Influence on Immunity

By Ashley P. Taylor | March 19, 2014

Exposure to vitamin A in the womb influences immune system development and lifelong ability to fight infections, a mouse study shows. 

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Positive Developments on the HIV Front

By Bob Grant | March 7, 2014

A gene-editing protocol shows promise, and a second baby who was started on antiretroviral drugs soon after birth appears to be virus-free a year later.

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High Protein, High Risk?

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | March 6, 2014

Low-protein diets are linked to longer life spans in mice and humans.

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Contributors

By Abby Olena | March 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the March 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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For Whom the Biomarkers Toll?

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | February 27, 2014

Study finds that a handful of biological indicators can predict a healthy person’s risk of dying within five years.

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MERS Common in Camels

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | February 25, 2014

Study suggests many camels in Saudi Arabia are infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus at some point in their lives.

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Paper-Based Cancer Test?

By Jef Akst | February 25, 2014

Nanoscale agents that detect disease-associated synthetic biomarkers in urine could one day streamline the diagnosis of tumors, heart disease, and more.

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