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Slow March Toward a Canavan Cure

By Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018

Two decades after a successful crowdfunding campaign, some clinical trial patients have seen improvements—but there’s still no approved treatment for the disease.

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Though Calliope Joy’s disease is too far progressed to be treatable, her parents have helped other children with metachromatic leukodystrophy get access to an experimental therapy.

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Preterm Labor May Be Sparked by Fetal Immune Reaction

By Ruth Williams | April 25, 2018

Immune cells targeting maternal antigens are abundant in the blood of premature infants, suggesting fetal intolerance of mom may instigate early labor.  

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Children With Malaria Smell More Attractive to Mosquitoes

By Shawna Williams | April 17, 2018

The parasite changes people’s scent, primarily due to an increase in aldehydes.

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A new report estimates that 95 percent of people live in areas with dangerously high levels of fine particulate matter such as dust and soot.

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A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.

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OSU Professor Falsified Data on Eight Papers, Resigns

By Catherine Offord | April 2, 2018

Ching-Shih Chen’s research involved anticancer therapeutics that were being tested in clinical trials.

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Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.

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Metastatic Knowledge

By Bob Grant | April 1, 2018

The research enterprise surrounding cancer spreads and changes as it explores multiple facets of the complex disease.

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A controversial hypothesis suggests that jellyfish may one day rule the oceans, and Mola mola may tell us if we are approaching a tipping point.

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