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A mouse study reveals a causal link between changes in intestinal microbiota and increasing inflammation as the rodents age.

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Mice exposed to low doses of penicillin in utero or as young pups exhibited long-term behavioral differences not seen in their non-exposed counterparts, according to a study.

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New Giant Virus Group Reported

By | April 6, 2017

A genomic analysis of “Klosneuviruses” suggests that they evolved from small viruses that accumulated genetic material over time, but not all virologists are convinced. 

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Recolonizing middle-aged animals with bacteria from younger ones kept killifish alive longer than usual, researchers report.

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Trump Meets with HHS, NIH Brass

By | April 5, 2017

President Donald Trump, HHS Secretary Tom Price, and NIH Director Francis Collins discussed the opioid crisis and retaining young researchers in the biomedical research enterprise, among other things, according to a White House official.

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Both Democrats and Republications criticize the Trump administration’s plan to cut funding for biomedical research.

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TS Picks: April 3, 2017

By | April 3, 2017

USDA posting few animal inspections; HHS secretary proposes cutting indirect research expenses; science journalism vs. fake news

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Image of the Day: Personnel Effects

By | March 31, 2017

Cuts to federal science funding could significantly impact undergraduate students, graduate students, postdocs, and other early-career researchers.

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The secretary of Health and Human Services argued that the biomedical research-supporting agency’s budget includes unnecessary expenses. 

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Study: Diet Contributes to Brain Size

By | March 30, 2017

The results of a historical primate behavior analysis suggest that species with fruit-filled diets evolved larger brains.

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