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Rachael Rettner

October 28, 2009

Newly discovered compounds can kill tuberculosis bacteria while it is in its dormant state.

September 2, 2009

Using ferrets to predict the virus's virulence.

August 6, 2009

The Debate Over Financial Incentives for Organ Donation

July 20, 2009

Solar thermal energy, or “solar hot water,” may not get much hype, but don’t count it out of the renewable energy equation.

May 29, 2009

Scientists have found that weight-loss surgery has a dramatic effect on type 2 diabetes and can even eliminate symptoms. Now, researchers are attempting to find out what is behind this diabetes “cure” and are even looking for alternative ways to mimic the surgery’s results.

May 18, 2009

Studying the early stages of tuberculosis infection could help scientists figure out new ways to tackle the disease.

May 5, 2009

Could increasing global temperatures cause this tropical disease to spread?

April 26, 2009

A Columbia University researcher discusses the urban heat island effect and the university's green roof research station.

April 20, 2009

Scientists are researching ways to use a “gene knockout” technique known as RNA interference to help fight HIV.

March 30, 2009

Adding the right kind of bacteria, scientists find, can boost plant growth on poor quality soil.

January 26, 2009

Natalie Jeremijenko, NYU professor and Environmental Health Clinic founder, bridges disciplines to promote social and environmental change.

January 6, 2009

A recent study has sparked debate about the safety of artificial blood.

December 31, 2008

A new study finds that gut microbes may help protect against the onset of type 1 diabetes.

December 10, 2008

Improving this enzyme’s function decreases tissue damage during a heart attack and could even help with hangovers.

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