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Eternal Vigilance Fingers the Flu

Eternal Vigilance Fingers the Flu

The influenza virus is hiding and changing in animal populations. Virologist Ab Osterhaus explains how that could make it more lethal and how we have to keep a constant eye on its development. Katherine Harmon reports

September 20, 2011

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Help researchers study the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster by taking and submitting radiation readings

September 20, 2011
Carbon Nanotubes Impale Compulsive Cells

Carbon Nanotubes Impale Compulsive Cells

The round-shaped tip of a carbon nanotube fools a cell into ingesting it, to death. A rough-hewn end may fix the problem. Christopher Intagliata reports

September 20, 2011
Scientists Find a New Way to Measure Pain

Scientists Find a New Way to Measure Pain

Scientists have been searching for an accurate way to measure pain beyond a patient's self-report, but to no avail. A recent study might have found one possible solution. Christie Nicholson reports

September 20, 2011
Mammoth Hemoglobin Could Provide Cold Comfort

Mammoth Hemoglobin Could Provide Cold Comfort

Researchers recreated mammoth hemoglobin and found it delivers oxygen at ultralow temperatures, a finding that could inform blood substitutes for therapeutic hypothermia procedures. Sophie Bushwick reports

September 19, 2011

What Will the Next Influenza Pandemic Look Like?

Predicting pandemics might still be impossible, but with millions of lives at stake, researchers are using the latest science and lessons from history to best prepare for the next big one

September 19, 2011 — Katherine Harmon
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Help Us Reforest the Mississippi River Valley