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An "immune clock" of pregnancy could guide future researchers as they explore ways to prevent disorders like preterm birth.
A new noninvasive method for analyzing routine heart scans can identify dangerous inflammation in patients at risk for cardiac disease.
Scientists are testing methods ranging from selective insecticide spraying to intelligent robotic traps to curb disease-carrying mosquitoes by harnessing the power of data collection and targeted interventions, according to a presentation at the AAAS annual meeting.
In contrast to previous reports, new findings suggest the Ebola virus is not evolving more rapidly during this outbreak than it has in previous, less extensive Ebola outbreaks.

Researchers say the device can be reconfigured to test for a wide range of conditions, from diagnosing cancer to monitoring diabetes.