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Cuba Ends Mother-To-Child HIV

By Bob Grant | July 2, 2015

The Caribbean nation is the first to effectively eliminate the prenatal transmission of syphilis and the virus that causes AIDS, according to the World Health Organization.

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MERS Help on the Horizon?

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2015

New research finds that a treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome can prevent and treat the disease in mice, while an experimental vaccine moves into human testing.

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Breaking Down Barriers

By Carina Storrs | July 1, 2015

Finding and recruiting diverse populations for clinical studies

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2015

Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone

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Contributors

By Amanda B. Keener | July 1, 2015

Meet some of the people featured in the July 2015 issue of The Scientist.

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Intelligence Gathering

By Mary Beth Aberlin | July 1, 2015

Disease eradication in the 21st century

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Tools for Drools

By Kelly Rae Chi | July 1, 2015

A general guide to collecting and processing saliva

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Driven to Extinction

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2015

The eradication of smallpox set the standard for the global elimination of a devastating infectious disease. Will the ongoing polio and guinea worm campaigns be as successful?

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Outbreak Observatory

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | July 1, 2015

Increasingly precise remote-sensing data are helping researchers monitor and predict cases of infectious disease.

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The Sum of Our Parts

By Janice Dietert and Rodney Dietert | July 1, 2015

Putting the microbiome front and center in health care, in preventive strategies, and in health-risk assessments could stem the epidemic of noncommunicable diseases.

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