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The technique rejuvenated six damaged lungs

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Negative perception and costs pose obstacles to a promising technology

Photo: Xenex Disinfection Services, Inc.

Cockaponset State Forest, just outside of Chester, Connecticutt. Photos: George Etheredge and Cody O’Loughlin

EEE kills almost half of its victims, and cases are on the rise

New evidence suggests rising temperatures are giving drug-resistant pathogens an upper hand

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The EPA has given permission to test a controversial pest control method — using engineered mosquitoes to reduce the population of wild ones

A close up photo illustration of two mosquitoes.
A close up photo illustration of two mosquitoes.
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Proof of a prior infection could come with more freedom

A new type of test uses a small blood sample to look for the presence of coronavirus antibodies. Photo: SOPA Images/Getty Images

Sewage surveillance could help scientists predict new outbreaks

ProMED had previously spotted outbreaks of MERS, Zika, and Ebola

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As Congo’s deadly outbreak rages, two new tools show promise for the future

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End Times

New technologies like gene editing could vastly improve human life. They also just might end it.

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