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Deadly Human Pathogen Cryptococcus Fully Sequenced
2014-04-18 13:05:19

Within each strand of DNA lies the blueprint for building an organism, along with the keys to its evolution and survival. These genetic instructions can give valuable insight into why pathogens like Cryptococcus neoformans -- a fungus responsible for a million cases of pneumonia and meningitis every year -- are so malleable and dangerous.

fern
2014-04-15 03:00:24

During the age of the dinosaurs, the arrival of flowering plants as competitors could have spelled doom for the ancient fern lineage. Instead, ferns diversified and flourished under the new canopy -- using a mysterious gene that helped them adapt to low-light environments.

New Study Draws Links Between Bad Neighborhoods, Bad Life Events And Bad Health
2014-04-09 16:27:32

Residents of poorer Chicago neighborhoods are more likely to suffer terrible life events -- and their health suffers as a result, according to a new Duke University study.

2014-04-04 12:25:58

Does living with grandparents ease or worsen a mothers' baby blues?

2014-04-01 23:02:04

Many employers are still unfamiliar with massive open online courses, called MOOCs, but once they learned about them, they generally viewed them positively for recruiting, hiring and training

2014-04-01 23:01:39

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiologist Dr.

2014-04-01 13:22:59

Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction -- going with your gut.

2014-03-28 16:21:40

Stanford, Duke and Georgetown Clinch the Top Spots PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Ivy League colleges sent acceptance letters this week, gluing Ivy-hopeful high school seniors

2014-03-26 23:27:40

Imaginovation launches the TEDx event website for Duke University.

2014-03-18 16:23:50

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Current media sensation and infamous Duke University student, Belle Knox, has completed her latest movie, with Adam & Eve Pictures, the


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