More Reports of Children Being Paralyzed by Mysterious Disease
More Reports of Children Being Paralyzed by Mysterious Disease
Dozens of cases of acute flaccid myelitis have occurred this year, and while it resembles polio, health officials have ruled out poliovirus.
More Reports of Children Being Paralyzed by Mysterious Disease
More Reports of Children Being Paralyzed by Mysterious Disease

Dozens of cases of acute flaccid myelitis have occurred this year, and while it resembles polio, health officials have ruled out poliovirus.

Dozens of cases of acute flaccid myelitis have occurred this year, and while it resembles polio, health officials have ruled out poliovirus.

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Book Excerpt from <em>Adventures in Memory</em>
Book Excerpt from Adventures in Memory
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 16, 2018
In Chapter 6, “The Elephant’s Graveyard,” authors Hilde Øsby and Ylva Østby discuss groundbreaking research into the psychology of forgetting.
Hundreds of Supplements Spiked with Pharmaceuticals
Hundreds of Supplements Spiked with Pharmaceuticals
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 14, 2018
FDA does little about it, study finds.
DRC Government Cracks Down on Patients Refusing Ebola Care
DRC Government Cracks Down on Patients Refusing Ebola Care
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 10, 2018
As cases ramp up in Democratic Republic of Congo, the government has banned housing Ebola victims and promises police escorts for health workers at burials.
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
Ruth Williams | Oct 10, 2018
In a condition called mechanical allodynia, when everyday activities exact misery, the same neurons that ordinarily transmit normal touch are involved in feelings of pain.
CRISPR Editing Heads Off Disease in Mouse LiversCRISPR Editing Heads Off Disease in Mouse Livers
CRISPR Editing Heads Off Disease in Mouse Livers
Shawna Williams | Oct 9, 2018
Separate proof-of-concept studies report success against two inherited diseases.
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 2, 2018
An accomplished infectious disease scientist, Meyers spent the 1960s treating and studying the condition in central Africa.
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Inflammation may be a strong contender for the connection between mom’s weight and children’s neurodevelopment, according to lab studies on animals.
James Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win Nobel Prize
James Allison and Tasuku Honjo Win Nobel Prize
Ashley Yeager, Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2018
The immunologists, honored with the 2018 award in Physiology or Medicine, pioneered immunotherapy, which harnesses the body’s immune system to fight cancer.
Infographic: The Omentum&rsquo;s Role in Health and Disease
Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease
Selene Meza-Perez, Troy D. Randall | Oct 1, 2018
Belly fat helps fight infection, but is also a common site of metastasis.