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Amber Flea Fossil May Contain Ancient Black Death Ancestor (October 1, 2015): A 20-million-year-old amber flea fossil may contain an ancient strain of the bubonic plague.

New Test Detects Nearly All Viruses Say Scientists (September 29, 2015): Scientists say they have developed a new test that can detect virtually any virus that infects people and animals.

Cancer Patient Receives 3D Printed Titanium Sternum and Rib Cage (September 19, 2015): A cancer patient in Australia received a 3D printed titanium sternum and rib cage in the first surgey of its kind.

Mass Fish Die Off Reported Near Tianjin Blast Site (August 20, 2015): A mass fish die off has been reported near the Tianjin blast site in China.

Man Left With 90 Minute Memory Following Dental Procedure (July 26, 2015): A man was left with a 90 minute memory following a trip to the dentist for a root canal. Doctors do not know what caused the man's unusual condition.

Study Finds Cataracts Could Be Dissolved With Eye Drops (July 24, 2015): A new study has found that eye drops could help dissolve cataracts. Critics say there are many different types of cataracts and some may be too hard to dissolve with a solution.

Sleep Deprived People Have Trouble Accurately Reading Facial Expressions (July 19, 2015): Researchers have found that people who are sleep deprived have more trouble reading facial expressions.

Death of a Human White Blood Cell Captured Using Time-lapse Microscopy (July 7, 2015): The death of a human white blood cell has been captured for the first time using time-lapse microscopy. Molecules ejected from the dying cell form long beaded strings.

Ebola Outbreak Returns to Liberia (July 1, 2015): There are at least two new cases in Ebola in a major setback to getting the outbreak in West Africa under control.

Brain Cell Density Remains Constant Even as Brain Shrinks With Age (June 15, 2015): Study using MRI brain images finds cell density remains constant in brains even as they shrink with age.

Starfish Shaped Microbots Could Perform Biopsies in Your Colon (June 14, 2015): Microbots resembling tiny ninja throwing stars could one day perform biopsies in your colon.

Scientists Find Brain is Directly Connected to the Immune System Through Vessels (June 6, 2015): Scientists find the brain is directly connected to the immune system through vessels that were previously thought not to exist.

MERS Outbreak in South Korea Grows as Quarantines Climb and Schools Close (June 5, 2015): Over 1,300 schools in South Korea have closed as a result of a MERS outbreak that has infected 41 people so far.

Scientists Grow Rat Forearm in a Lab (June 4, 2015): Scientists grow a rat forearm in a lab by stripping a donor forearm of all its cells and then injecting the arm with new vascular and muscle cells in a bioreactor.

Scientists Create Partly Human Yeast (May 26, 2015): Scientists have created thriving strains of partly human yeast.

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