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August 20, 2014

 

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Infection-Chomping Viruses

Scientists harness the power of viruses to fight off deadly bacterial infections.

April 26, 2013

 

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What Is The Point Of A Fever?

Why does the body go through such laborious misery when we're sick?

March 5, 2013

 

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Ferret Sneezes And The H5N1 Virus

Scientists manipulated the H5N1 virus, and found that, with just a few genetic mutations, it could be passed from one ferret to another through a sneeze.

October 10, 2012

 

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Smallpox, Cowpox, And The History Of The Diseases

Today's Moment of Science looks at the development of the even safer cowpox vaccination.

October 9, 2012

 

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The History Of Smallpox

Ten percent of the population in 17th century London died gruesomely of smallpox, a virus that spread easily via airborne particles or contaminated clothing.

April 9, 2012

 

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Tooth Decay Is A Real Problem In The U.S.

Got tooth decay? You are not alone.

August 11, 2011

 

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Results As Good As Gold

Current tests to diagnose influenza are either lengthy and expensive or quick and inaccurate. A new method promises accurate results quickly and cheaply.

November 8, 2010

 

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Finally a Cure for the Common Cold?

We all love our chicken noodle soup, but scientists may have found a more down-to-business strategy for conquering the common cold (and other viruses)!

October 29, 2010

 

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What Are Microorganisms And Animalcules?

Theories about invisible particles causing disease go back almost 2,000 years, but it wasn't until the late 1600's that scientists finally saw microorganisms.

October 7, 2010

 

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Swine Flu… Round Two?

Is another H1N1/Swine Flu scare going to happen again?

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