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Ebola Update

By Jef Akst | January 12, 2015

Researchers gear up for efficacy trials of experimental Ebola vaccines in Africa.

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Growing Human Guts in Mice

By Jef Akst | January 12, 2015

Researchers make more progress toward growing human intestines in mice, paving the way for better models of intestinal function and failure.

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Spinoff Company to Develop Rare Disease Drugs

By Molly Sharlach | January 7, 2015

Maryland-based Vtesse will work with the US National Institutes of Health to advance treatments for Niemann-Pick Type C disease and other lysosomal storage disorders.

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New Antibiotic from Soil Bacteria

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 7, 2015

Researchers have isolated a new kind of antibiotic from a previously unknown and uncultured bacterial genus.  

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Funding Research in Africa

By Paula Park | January 1, 2015

The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa is drawing more money to study the virus, but what about funding for African science in general?

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Picturing Infection

By Kelly Rae Chi | January 1, 2015

Whole-animal, light-based imaging of infected small mammals

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Taming Bushmeat

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 1, 2015

Chinese farmers’ efforts at rearing wild animals may benefit conservation and reduce human health risks.

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The Year in Pathogens

By Molly Sharlach | December 29, 2014

Ebola, MERS, and enterovirus D68; polio eradication efforts; new regulations on potentially dangerous research

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Science Setbacks: 2014

By Molly Sharlach | December 25, 2014

This year in life science was marked by paltry federal funding increases, revelations of sequence contamination, and onerous regulations.

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Measuring DNA with a Smartphone

By Jef Akst | December 23, 2014

A new microscope attachment can allow smartphone users to take a closer look at fluorescently labeled DNA.

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