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How Microbes Can Build Electric Grids

New research demonstrates that bacteria exploit conducting minerals in their environment to shuttle electrons between species, allowing greater growth

June 4, 2012 — David Biello

U.S. Government Sets Out Alzheimer's Plan

A health-agency windfall includes funding for two promising clinical trials, one focusing on prevention and the other on early treatment

May 23, 2012 — Meredith Wadman and Nature magazine

Why Polio Isn't Going Away

As the number of cases of the paralytic disease fall, world health officials have to grapple with a vexing problem: a component of the most widely used polio vaccine now causes more disease than the virus it is supposed to fight...

May 14, 2012 — Helen Branswell

Weighing the Risks

Women who opt for epidurals are more likely to run a fever during labor that can endanger their babies

May 5, 2012 — Melinda Wenner Moyer

Return of the Clap

Gonorrhea, once a minor illness, is developing resistance to the last category of drugs that still works against it and could become untreatable

May 4, 2012 — Maryn McKenna

Tomorrow's Medicine

A look at some of the most promising medical devices now in development

May 2, 2012 — THE EDITORS, Nancy Shute, Ferris Jabr and Katherine Harmon
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