epidemiology, ecology
Cancer is Greater Threat to the Tall
Jef Akst | Jul 21, 2011
Research suggests that tall women have a greater risk of developing a wide range of cancers.
WHO Says No to TB Blood Tests
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 19, 2011
For the first time, WHO warns against the use of a diagnostic method.
CIA Fakes Vaccination Program
Tia Ghose | Jul 15, 2011
The US government created a sham vaccination campaign to get DNA from the world’s top terrorist, threatening legitimate vaccination programs in the developing world.
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Jul 13, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Contact Allergies May Help Stymie Cancer
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 12, 2011
New data suggests that skin rashes are associated with lower risk of developing certain cancers.
Dead Cane Toads Are Deadly
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 5, 2011
The deadly-when-eaten invasive amphibians that have been plaguing Australian wildlife for years continue to poison even after they’re dead.
C-ing with the Lights Out
Richard P. Grant | Jul 1, 2011
I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.
Deadly Bovine Disease Ousted
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 30, 2011
United Nation officials declare rinderpest the first animal disease to be fully eradicated.
Genome Digest
Megan Scudellari | Jun 28, 2011
Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.
Mail
The Scientist Staff | Jun 23, 2011
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