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Biodegradables not environmentally friendly

By | June 2, 2011

The breakdown of landfill trash by microorganisms may cause significant harm to the environment through the release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, researchers at North Carolina State University claim.

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The Gravity of Life

By | June 1, 2011

Whose well-being is threatened by our changing relationship with the myriad organisms that shaped the evolution of our species?

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Vaccines

By | June 1, 2011

Looking back, looking ahead

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The Last Vaccine Frontier

By | June 1, 2011

Successful vaccines have been created to protect against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Why aren’t there any for combating fungal infections?

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Recognizing the Human Potential

By | June 1, 2011

It may be time to reconsider an AIDS vaccine which is more human than viral, triggering the immune system in a way that no other vaccine does.

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Shooting Down Addiction

By | June 1, 2011

A new breed of vaccines aims to wean users off cocaine.

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A Shot in the Arm

By | June 1, 2011

Decades of vaccine research have expanded our understanding of the immune system and are yielding novel disease-fighting tactics.

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Pick your frog poison

By | May 31, 2011

Human development may destroy natural habitats, but it could also provide amphibians with a safe haven from deadly fungal infections.

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Compact Model T

By | May 25, 2011

Editor's choice in immunology

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Micro Farmers

By | May 1, 2011

Columbia University evolutionary ecologist Dustin Rubenstein explains just why it's so interesting and important to find slime molds that engage in a form of agriculture.

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