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A Modern Plague

A Modern Plague

An encounter with MRSA, the scourge of the health care world

By | Posted January 4, 2012

A rare disease gets a new champion

A rare disease gets a new champion

A hedge fund manager and his battalion of scientists are hunting down a cure for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

By | Posted December 21, 2011

Amphibians on the brink

Amphibians on the brink

What you should know about a frog-killing fungus

By | Posted December 9, 2011

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

To vaccinate or not to vaccinate

Taking a look at the HPV vaccine controversy

By | Posted November 18, 2011

Immunologists win big in this year’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

Immunologists win big in this year’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine

Winner Steinman dies before the announcement is made

By | Posted October 3, 2011

Reinvigorating the battle against an old disease

Reinvigorating the battle against an old disease

Researchers make progress toward finding a new cure for nagana-infected livestock

By | Posted December 2, 2010

Avoiding Risk at Your Own Risk

Avoiding Risk at Your Own Risk

Studies Show Childhood Vaccination Exemptions May Be Overused, Create Larger Public Health Problems

By | Posted February 26, 2010

Harlequin Syndrome

Harlequin Syndrome

The story of a startling reflection

By | Posted February 11, 2010

The Immortal Woman Who Science Stole and History Tried to Forget

The Immortal Woman Who Science Stole and History Tried to Forget

Rebecca Skloot’s new book reveals untold truths about one of medical science’s most important tools

By | Posted February 3, 2010

What Makes Snot Turn Green?

What Makes Snot Turn Green?

We all do it, one time or another. You blow your nose for what must be the hundredth time that day. Before you throw out the tissue, you take a surreptitious glance inside. Rather than the usual clear or slight yellow, you see something different. Something green. Suddenly, your snot resembles the color palette of […]

By | Posted February 1, 2010

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