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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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Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 24, 2014

Gerald Edelman, who broke new ground in two distinct fields of life science, has passed away at age 84.

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Kawasaki Disease a Wind-borne Malady

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 21, 2014

Cases of the debilitating childhood disease in Japan are likely caused by toxins that float in from China’s farmlands, a study finds.

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MERS Crosses State Line

By Bob Grant | May 19, 2014

An Illinois man has contracted the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus from the Indiana patient who was recently hospitalized, marking the first confirmed human-to-human transmission of MERS within the U.S.

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FDA Approves Prosthetic Arm

By Jef Akst | May 14, 2014

The agency OKs the first prosthetic arm controlled by neural signals from the user’s muscles.

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Diseased Heart Chip

By Jef Akst | May 12, 2014

In the latest iteration of organ-on-a-chip technology, researchers develop an in vitro model of functioning human heart tissue with an inherited cardiovascular disease.

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Half Genes, Half Environment

By Jef Akst | May 5, 2014

Examining more than 20 years of Swedish birth records, researchers determine that autism risk is influenced equally by genetic and environmental factors.

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Lab-Grown Primordial Sperm

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 2, 2014

Scientists have reprogrammed human skin cells into immature sperm cells.

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