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Toward a Virus-Free Polio Vaccine

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Researchers are developing polio vaccines based on the viral capsid alone. When produced in recombinant systems, these could eliminate the need to propagate live poliovirus for vaccine production. 

Metagenomic sequence data boosts the power of protein modeling software to yield hundreds of new protein structure predictions.

With its recruitment of dedicated “preprint editors,” PLOS Genetics makes official the practice of soliciting non-peer–reviewed manuscripts posted online. 

The marine predators may use the mechanosensory hairs to detect fish that are hiding motionless on the seafloor.

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Price was asked about alleged conflicts of interest, whether he supports Medicare negotiating drug prices, and how he intends to replace the Affordable Care Act.

As ASAPbio and individual life scientists respond to FASEB’s statement against the inclusion of preprints in NIH grant applications, more than 600 researchers sign a petition in support of citing these non peer-reviewed works in such proposals.

According to the World Health Organization, relatively low vaccination coverage in the state of Minas Gerais “could favor the rapid spread of the disease.”

Three investigations reveal the influence of industry money in patient advocacy groups, treatment guidelines, and Twitter feeds. 

Current Issue

January 2017

Issue Cover: Driving Out Disease

Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.

An entire industry has sprung up around resurrecting failed drugs and recycling existing compounds for novel indications.

Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.

Researchers and institutions seek to bridge the gap between emerging life science professionals and available positions.

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Anole lizards inhabiting the Caribbean islands display some of the key principles of evolution.

Forensic scientists have been using rudimentary molecular techniques for decades. But advanced forensic anthropology technologies and methods are just now coming to the fore in some investigations.

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

AMSBIO announce a new range of ready-to-use adeno-associated virus (AAV) biosensor products

New ZEISS Axiocam models complement camera portfolio

The CELLSEARCH® System will join Menarini-Silicon Biosystems’ family of advanced diagnostics.

Updates to infrared detector line-up

Extension of key CRISPR license and grant-funded research.

The company’s first lateral flow product specific to antibody labeling.

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Featured Comment

    The lesson here is for scientists to be watchful and very, very vocal in the defense of the research enterprise. No more can the phrase “the science will speak for itself” be uttered from any responsible scientist.

- Paul Stein, House Panel: Defund Studies on Fetal Tissue Obtained from Abortions
 
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