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Traditional Medicine for Leishmaniasis

By Kerry Grens | September 14, 2015

A plant used in traditional Mayan remedies to cure the parasitic infection produces a potent compound.

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Direct-to-Consumer Liquid Biopsy

By Kerry Grens | September 13, 2015

Some doctors advise shoppers to be skeptical of a newly marketed cancer diagnostic.

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Characterizing DNA Quadruplexes

By Jef Akst | September 10, 2015

Researchers are developing new techniques to better understand how and why knots of DNA are distributed throughout the genome.

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Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?

By Jef Akst | September 9, 2015

A study of deceased patients who received injections of cadaver-derived growth hormone hints at the possible transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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Ancient DNA Elucidates Basque Origins

By Bob Grant | September 9, 2015

Researchers find that the people of northern Spain and southern France are an amalgam of early Iberian farmers and local hunters.

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Legionella Strikes Again

By Jef Akst | September 2, 2015

Following an outbreak in New York City last month, Legionnaires’ disease pops up in Illinois and California. 

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Unexpectedly Wild

By Karen Zusi | September 1, 2015

Genomic analysis reveals pigs interbred with wild boars during domestication.

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Body, Heal Thyself

By Jason Liebowitz | September 1, 2015

Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2015

Brain Storms, Orphan, Maize for the Gods, and Paranoid.

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Hear and Now

By Mary Beth Aberlin | September 1, 2015

Auditory research advances worth shouting about

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