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Diphtheria Outbreak Worsens Amid Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Jim Daley | Jan 16, 2018
More than 8 million people are on the brink of starvation, according to aid agencies.
Study: Fracking Linked to Low Birth Weight in Newborns
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 15, 2017
Scientist find that living near a hydraulic fracturing site for gas and oil extraction could have adverse effects on infant health.
Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age
Lucas Laursen | Dec 4, 2017
T-cell therapies are not just for cancer. Researchers are also advancing immunotherapy methods to protect bone marrow transplant patients from viral infections.
Baby on Board
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2017
Many scientific conferences offer child care options that allow researchers to bring their families along for the trip.
ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain
Kerry Grens | Feb 21, 2017
Imaging data show smaller volumes in several brain regions among people diagnosed with the behavioral disorder.
Tracy Vence | Jun 16, 2016
Analyzing the gut microbiomes of children from birth through toddlerhood, researchers tie compositional changes to birth mode, infant diet, and antibiotic therapy.
Fighting Allergy with Allergen
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2015
Babies who ate peanuts were less likely to develop an allergy to the food by the time they hit kindergarten, according to a new study.
Science Setbacks: 2014
Molly Sharlach | Dec 25, 2014
This year in life science was marked by paltry federal funding increases, revelations of sequence contamination, and onerous regulations.
NIH Study Canceled
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2014
The National Institutes of Health shutters its initiative to track the health of 100,000 children through adulthood.
Gut Microbes Trigger Malaria-Fighting Antibodies
Molly Sharlach | Dec 4, 2014
A carbohydrate antigen found on cells of
and other species prompts a potent immune response against malaria-causing parasites in mice.