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

Claire Cleveland, Contributor

James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo share prize for discovery of checkpoint inhibitors for cancer therapy.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Beginning early Monday morning, Inside Science will cover the discoveries behind the three most anticipated science prizes of the year.

Chris Gorski, Editor

These significant advancements could win the Nobel Prizes in Physiology or Medicine, Physics, and Chemistry.

Inside Science Staff

Field of red poppies by the seaside

For the first time, scientists have sequenced the poppy genome -- and found some curious genetics at work.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Researchers discover that enzymes can be used to ward off the effects of damaging nerve agents.

Jennifer Leman, Contributor

Yes, a hospital superbug may be growing more tolerant to alcohol exposure -- but alcohol-based hand rubs still save millions of lives a year.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Marijuana has been increasingly used as an alternative for pain relief, but is it safe?

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Some cannabis-derived treatments are now being tested for their ability to help certain skin diseases

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

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