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A TB Test You Can Do at Home

A new fluorescent probe can detect tuberculosis bacteria using a homemade light box and a mobile-phone camera

September 4, 2012 — Alyssa Joyce and Nature magazine

New Answers for Cancer

The newest targeted therapies are helping doctors to tailor increasingly effective treatments to individual patients

September 1, 2012

Civil War Innovations

Secession and Science; Warships; Underwater Warfare; Cannons; Communications and Military Intelligence; Medicine and Health

September 1, 2012

The Hidden Mind

We have long wondered how the conscious mind comes to be. Greater understanding of brain function ought to provide an eventual solution.

September 1, 2012

How Technology Shaped the Civil War

Secession not only spurred rapid improvements in warships and weapons, but also led to advances in communications and medicine

September 1, 2012 — James Marten

Antibiotics Linked to Weight Gain

Changes in the gut microbiome from low-dose antibiotics caused mice to gain weight. Similar alterations in humans taking antibiotics, especially children, might be adding to the obesity epidemic

August 27, 2012 — Amy Maxmen and Nature magazine