Epidemiologist want to forecast disease like meteorologists forecast rain. And the way people browse Wikipedia could be the key, they say.
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Some of your co-workers are much more likely to spread disease than others. Now a new study of office networks reveals how to spot them.
The first study of contact patterns between high school students suggests new ways to halt the spread of disease.
Take a short, single strand of DNA, zap it with terahertz waves and watch how it vibrates. Voila, a machine that can detect DNA sequences.
Psychologists have always puzzled over why people in Sweden were slower to start smoking and slower to stop. Now a group of mathematicians have worked out why.
If background levels of neutron radiation can explain errors in computer memory, then it should also explain errors in DNA replication.
Chinese biomedical engineers have used liquid metal to transmit electrical signals across the gap in severed sciatic nerves. The work raises the prospect of a new treatment for nerve injuries, they say.
By defocusing a microscope, biologists have developed a simple technique that produces three-dimensional images of red blood cells.
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.
Physicists have developed a technique that can tell which parts of the brain rely on analog signals and which rely on digital signals.