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WOW COW  A special feature of bovine antibodies seems key to why cows in a new study were able to generate broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV.

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ALCOHOL EFFECTS Babies exposed to alcohol in utero can have lifelong learning and developmental problems. A new study in rats suggests one way alcohol might hurt a developing fetus, moving closer to a treatment.

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TWO-FOR-ONE  Gonorrhea culprit Neisseria gonorrhoeae (left, in false color) is genetically similar to bacteria that can cause meningitis, Neisseria meningitidis (right, in false color). That close relationship might explain why a vaccine that curbed meningitis in New Zealand also seemed to reduce gonorrhea infections.

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