Richard Harris Award-winning journalist Richard Harris reports on biomedical research for NPR's newsmagazines, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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Solving The Mystery Of Why Rock Ants Avoid Right Turns

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When the wrong cells take over, scientists' experiments can be derailed. Chris Nickels for NPR hide caption

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Scientists Often Skip A Simple Test That Could Verify Their Work

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Georgetown's Robert Clark says it's very difficult to say precisely how many experiments have been spoiled by contaminated cell lines. Phil Humnicky/Courtesy of Georgetown University hide caption

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Mistaken Identities Plague Lab Work With Human Cells

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Despite Cold Weather And Protesters, Shoppers Seek Black Friday Sales

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A turkey vulture makes quick work of a dead rabbit at Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline park in Oakland, Calif. Sebastian Kennerknecht/Minden/Corbis hide caption

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How Can Vultures Eat Rotten Roadkill And Survive?

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Bloodmobiles To Collect Plasma From West Africa's Ebola Survivors

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Swiss Health Officials Try New Ways To Combat Ebola

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Nurses assist a new patient at an Ebola center in Liberia's Lofa County. As drug trials get underway, patients may receive experimental medicines. Tommy Trenchard/NPR hide caption

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Medical Experts Look For New Ways To Test Ebola Drugs

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Magnified 25,000 times, this digitally colorized scanning electron micrograph shows Ebola virus particles (green) budding from an infected cell (blue). CDC/NIAD hide caption

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Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

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Doctor With Ebola In Isolation At New York Hospital

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This experimental Ebola vaccine, developed by the U.S. government, is just one of several undergoing small-scale, preliminary testing. University of Maryland School of Medicine/AP hide caption

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Ebola Vaccine Could Start Testing In Africa By January

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Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Feel At Risk For Getting Ebola

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Chemistry Nobel Given To Scientists For Work On Optical Microscope

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