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Why Obama Is Throwing Money at the Microbiome

It’s abundantly clear that microörganisms play an essential role in maintaining the health of humans, animals, and plants. But how exactly they pull this off is still mostly a mystery—one that the White House hopes to help solve by way of a …Continue reading

Cheap, Paper-Based Zika Diagnostic Tests Are Here

A new paper-based rapid test for Zika virus could be a valuable tool for health workers in areas that don’t have access to more complicated diagnostic technology. It’s also sensitive enough to distinguish between Zika and common related viruses like dengue, a …Continue reading

Injectable Gel Generates New Blood Vessels

There may be new hope for diabetics who have lost the use of a limb to vascular disease. An injectable regenerative gel causes new vessels to grow and restore blood flow in the limbs of diabetic mice with severe vascular disease, and …Continue reading

Zika Vaccine May Come Too Late

U.S. scientists could know by early 2018 whether they have a working vaccine for Zika virus, according to Anthony Fauci, the head of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. But that’s the best case scenario, and uncertainty over how …Continue reading