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Study Finds Deer Tick Populations on the Rise in Indiana (May 25, 2018): Ticks that carry Lyme disease and other illnesses are spreading into Indiana and the Midwest states.

Eye Disease Transmitting Oriental Eye Fly Found in China (August 24, 2017): Scientists have found a fly capable of transmitting conjunctivitis and other eye diseases in China for the first. New grass fly species were also discovered.

Australian Teen Left Bleeding After Rare Attack by Sea Fleas (August 7, 2017): An Australian teenager was left with bloody feet after being attacked by sea fleas at an Austrlian beach. He had been wading in the cold water.

Rat Lungworm Found Throughout Florida Say Scientists (June 28, 2017): Researchers from the University of Florida have discovered the rat lungworm nematode is found throughout Florida.

MIT Researchers Develop Technology to Measure Walking Speed Using Wireless Signals (May 4, 2017): MIT researchers develop technology to measure a person's walking speed wirelessly.

World's Largest Banana Collection in Belgium is Adding Potatoes (January 23, 2017): Belgium is home to the world's largest banana collection. It is now expanding into potatoes.

New York City Quarantines Cats to Stop Rare Bird Flu Outbreak (January 13, 2017): New York City has quarantined hundreds of cats to stop a rare bird flu outbreak before it spreads to many other cats.

Study Finds Zika Virus May Also Impact Adult Brain Cells (August 18, 2016): A new study in mice has found that the Zika vrius may also be able to infect human adult brain cells.

Local Zika Virus Transmission Confirmed in Florida (July 29, 2016): An outbreak of Zika vrius has been confirmed in the U.S. for the first time with local transmission in northern Miami.

Two Possible Locally Transmitted Zika Cases in Florida (July 22, 2016): There are two possible cases of Zika contracted through local transmission in Florida.

WHO Report Finds Life Expectancy Increased by 5 Years Since 2000 (May 24, 2016): A WHO report has found that life expectancy has increased by five years since 2000. This is the fastest rise since the 1960s.

Scientists Develop Ingestible Origami Robot (May 16, 2016): Scientists have developed an ingestible origami robot that will unfold inside you.

Scientists Developing Contraceptive Drug That Stops Sperm From Swimming (May 2, 2016): Scientists are developing a contraceptive drug for men that stops sperm from swimming to the egg.

Ultrathin E-skin Records Real-Time Health Data and Provides Digital Display (April 18, 2016): A new ultra-thin e-skin developed by University of Tokyo researchers could provide a digital display on your skin. It could also act as a sensor for health data says as heart rate.

CDC Says Zika Virus Could Have Greater Impact on U.S. Than Originally Thought (April 14, 2016): The CDC is growing increasingly concerned about the Zika vrius. The government organization says it could have a bigger impact on the U.S. than originally thought.

Researchers Regrow Hair on Mice by Inhibiting Enzymes (October 26, 2015): Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center grow hair on the backs of mice by blocking a family of enzymes.

Cornell Researchers Create Artificial Foam Heart (October 19, 2015): Cornell University researchers have created an artificial foam heart. A mold for the heart is created with a 3D printer.

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.

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