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Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
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Virologist Yuelong Shu wears three hats. He directs both the National Influenza Center in Beijing and the World Health Organization's Collaborating Centre for Reference and Research on Influenza. He is also deputy director of the National Institute for Viral Disease Control and Prevention at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Marion Koopmans is a virologist at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment in Bilthoven, the Netherlands, and a professor at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. She helped do extensive analyses of an outbreak of H7N7 in poultry and humans in the Netherlands in 2003. She trained as a veterinarian.
Jon Cohen is a contributing correspondent with Science based in San Diego, California, who covers infectious disease and many other topics. His latest book is Almost Chimpanzee: Redrawing the Lines that Separate Us from Them.