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Conservation Biologist and Placenta Expert Kurt Benirschke Dies
Shawna Williams | Sep 14, 2018
He established the San Diego Zoo’s cryopreserved Frozen Zoo.
Stanley Falkow, Father of Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis, Dies
Catherine Offord | May 9, 2018
The microbiologist was known for his work on bacterial antibiotic resistance and infectious disease.
Is the Interstitium Really a New Organ?
Abby Olena | Mar 28, 2018
A study confirms that the spaces between cells are fluid-filled, rather than tightly packed with connective tissue, but pathologists say the findings’ implications remain to be seen.
Opinion: Aging, Just Another Disease
Mutaz Musa | Nov 1, 2016
No longer considered an inevitability, growing older should be and is being treated like a chronic condition.
Worm Subverts Plant Attack
Ed Yong | Apr 3, 2014
A parasitic nematode relies on a plant’s defense mechanism to invade and grow.
Jef Akst | Jan 30, 2014
A single amino acid change helps a plant pathogen related to the causative agent of the Irish potato famine infect a new host.
Jef Akst | Jan 13, 2014
strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.
Ye Old Parasites
Chris Palmer | Nov 1, 2013
Evidence of early-13th-century intestinal worms found in a medieval castle latrine yields clues about the lives and deaths of crusaders.
Dennis P. Wall and Peter J. Tonellato | Jan 1, 2013
Twenty-first century lab reports will include test results read by a new breed of pathologist.