rats

Rats and hepatitis E: How animal diseases jump to humans

The first known case of rat hepatitis jumping to a human patient has reopened a long-standing mystery of how the ...
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Diagnosing deadly medieval fever epidemics through ancient DNA

Many epidemics of fever ravaged Europe from ancient times through the early 20th century. But one disease stands out in ...
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Ancient Italian cemeteries tell tales of barbarian migration

We know very little of [Longobards] or any of the other barbarian tribes that roared through Western Europe other than ...
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Brain implants could control epileptic seizures with chemical stimulants

People who suffer severe epileptic seizures may one day be able to control or even prevent them with an electronic ...
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Pinpointing the internal clock that helps us mark the passage of time

Manmade clocks may precisely measure time, but, from a human perspective, the passage of time is remarkably fluid. It drags ...
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How math skills and a love of patterns are linked to autism

[O]ur brain uses two modules to try to make sense of the world. One systemizes: it looks for patterns and ...
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Hospital ‘superbugs’ getting better at defeating alcohol-based hand sanitizers

Popular hand sanitizers may be heading the way of antibiotics, according to a study published this week in Science Translational Medicine ...
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Boy almost back to normal 3 years after doctors remove large section of his brain

A boy who had large parts of the right side of his brain removed due to a slow-growing tumor made ...
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Genes play a role in educational achievement, but not as much as your parents’ education does

What's more important, genes or environment? …The advent of genomics has given us a new perspective on the role of ...
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Using gene editing to merge an organism’s chromosomes into ‘one giant molecule’

Complex organisms have complex genomes. While bacteria and archaea keep all of their genes on a single loop of DNA, ...
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Why it’s difficult to declare the end of an Ebola outbreak

The World Health Organization on [July 24] declared the official end of the latest outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic ...
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Better than antibiotics? Bacteria-targeting viruses show potential against pneumonia

Like other cells, bacteria often find themselves victims of viral infections, dying as new viruses burst out to infect their ...
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Can we delay aging by killing off old cells with powerful drug combo?

We have a good idea of what makes individual cells old. Things like DNA damage, shortened chromosome ends, and a ...
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Ars Technica decision to reject reporting on latest cellphone scare study illustrates how journalists apply science literacy

[Recently], a fellow editor emailed me a link to yet another study purporting to show that cellphone use could be ...
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Woman’s death blamed on bee-sting acupuncture promoted by Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop

A 55-year-old Spanish woman has died following repeated exposures to an acupuncture method that uses live, stinging bees instead of ...
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