Tuberculosis: The forgotten pandemic

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July 20, 2021

Tuberculosis: The Forgotten Pandemic

By Anthony King

This month marks the 100-year anniversary of BCG, still the only approved vaccine against the lethal pathogen. But there are new vaccines for this wily foe on the horizon.

Humans Can Survive Without Key Autophagy Gene

By Stephanie Melchor

Loss of the protein ATG7 is fatal in mice, but not always for people—although it is linked to human neurodevelopmental disorders, researchers report.

Researchers Find DNA "Borgs" in Methane-Chomping Archaea

By Stephanie Melchor

Massive extrachromosomal elements named after the hive-minded cyborg villains in Star Trek may be the first of their kind.

ICYMI: New Study Fuels Debate About Source of Birds' Magnetic Sense

By Catherine Offord

A detailed analysis of cryptochrome 4 shows that the protein is highly sensitive to magnetic fields in vitro, but some researchers dispute the authors' assertion that the findings could help explain avian magnetoreception.

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July 2021 Interactive Crossword

By Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon

Do you know the epoch when mammals arose? (6 letters)

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