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Speaking of Science

By | October 1, 2015

October 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Undertaker's Bane

By | October 1, 2015

Harvard Professor Marc Weisskopf discusses the potential link between formaldehyde and ALS.

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Dengue’s Downfall?

By | September 15, 2015

Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.

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Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages

By | September 8, 2015

Much of the CD4+ T-cell death that occurs during HIV infection may be caused by direct delivery of the virus from neighboring cells, a study shows.

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Body, Heal Thyself

By | September 1, 2015

Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity

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Vaccine Virus Sticks Around

By | August 28, 2015

One man shed poliovirus for 28 years after he was vaccinated, researchers report.

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Trans Fats Linked to Heart Disease, Early Death

By | August 14, 2015

The consumption of trans fats is tied to a higher chance of disease and dying sooner, according to a systematic review.

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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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The Human Touch

By | August 1, 2015

Can mice with humanlike tissues better model drug effects in people?

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The Spleen Collectors

By | August 1, 2015

Donated organs are helping researchers map out the immune system in humans.

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