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Let There Be Sight

By Various Researchers | October 1, 2014

Hear from Diane Ashworth, one of the world’s first recipients of a bionic eye implant.


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Robo Retina

By Daniel Palanker | October 1, 2014

Learn about the photovoltaic retinal prosthesis from one of its developers, Daniel Palanker of Stanford University.


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The Ocular Microbiome

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | October 1, 2014

Researchers are beginning to study in depth the largely uncharted territory of the eye’s microbial composition.


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Soil Microbiome of Central Park

By Jef Akst | September 30, 2014

Nearly 600 soil samples from New York City’s famous park reveal that the urban environment harbors just as much biodiversity as natural ecosystems across the globe.

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Bacteriophage Boom?

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 29, 2014

Researchers are putting a fresh crop of phage-based products to agricultural and medical use, on farms and in early-stage clinical trials.


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Epigenetics of Trained Innate Immunity

By Ruth Williams | September 25, 2014

Documenting the epigenetic landscape of human innate immune cells reveals pathways essential for training macrophages.


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Muscle to Mind

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 25, 2014

Exercise-induced muscle metabolites protect the brain from stress-induced depression in a mouse model. 


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Intensive Loss of Gut Bacteria Diversity

By Molly Sharlach | September 23, 2014

Lengthy stints in intensive care units pare down patients’ gut microflora, a study shows.


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Ebola Outbreak Threatens World Security

By Jef Akst | September 22, 2014

The United Nations Security Council declares the situation in West Africa a “threat to international peace and security” and calls for even more resources to fight the spread of the Ebola virus.

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US Military to Join Ebola Fight

By Kerry Grens | September 17, 2014

President Obama plans to send thousands of military personnel to Africa to streamline infectious disease-response efforts.

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