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Infectious/emerging diseases

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What does the science say about the safety of America’s chicken farming practice?

Benjamin Plackett, Contributor

The disease disappeared, but Anne Boleyn's ghost still walks the bloody tower.

Joel Shurkin, Contributor

Unvaccinated children who contracted the illness lost their immunity to many other infections.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

When the bloodsucking insects eat sugar, they express more of a specific protein that can curb their attraction to humans.

Joshua Learn, Contributor

A month's worth of cool science stories summed up.

Alistair Jennings, Contributor

Some male animals may evolve weak immune responses so they can give their mates diseases.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

The discovery of a gene that helps female mosquitoes make healthy eggs could lead to a new way to fight the disease-spreading insects.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Polio peaks in the summer, measles during the school year, and chickenpox in the spring.

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

Dogs successfully detected malaria parasites in infected children by sniffing their socks.

Tracy Staedter, Contributor

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