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Thousands of new drug leads identified in the fight against malaria

Malaria kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, and the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is behind a majority of those deaths. Although newer drug combinations (of artemisinins) proved effective after resistance to widely used treatments appeared, hints of resistance to this newer therapy are also beginning to emerge, creating a darkening cloud over a field already beset with challenges...

May 19, 2010 — Katherine Harmon

Did Smallpox Vaccine Limit HIV?

The rise of HIV followed the cessation of widespread smallpox vaccination. A small study hints at a possible connection. Steve Mirsky reports

May 18, 2010

The Mother-Baby Bond

After spending nine months intricately joined together, mother and infant share more than just common features. Now, in a special partnership with theVisualMD.com, we present a look at this remarkable bond, complete with scientifically accurate and stunning images...

April 30, 2010
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