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Scientists may be reaching a peak in reading habits
Scholarly articles in digital forms overtook printed ones, but survey suggests increase in reading may have levelled off.
Biologists make first mouse model for MERS
Mice with human receptor for coronavirus provide a faster way to test vaccines.
Study revives bird origin for 1918 flu pandemic
Model also links avian influenza strains to deadly horse flu.
Repositories share key research tools
But some biological resource centres face funding issues.
Human–microbe mismatch boosts risk of stomach cancer
H. pylori strains more likely to cause tumours when they did not co-evolve with their hosts.
Radioactive tracers map spread of HIV analogue
Monkey study uses labelled antibodies and routine imaging to track infection and lingering reservoirs of virus.