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Brazilian Science Ministry Downgraded

By | May 12, 2016

Interim President Michel Temer fuses the country’s science and telecommunications ministries amid funding cuts.

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Genetics of Educational Attainment?

By | May 12, 2016

In a study of nearly 300,000 people, researchers identify 74 gene variants that are linked with how long subjects stayed in school.

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The Oracle cofounder’s gift will fund a new institute at the University of Southern California.

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Scalp Microbiome Linked to Dandruff Severity

By | May 12, 2016

Researchers identify differences in the composition of microbial species living on the scalps of people with different levels of dandruff.

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CDC: Screen Pee for Zika, Too

By | May 11, 2016

Health officials say testing urine as well as blood samples can provide a more accurate diagnosis than screening blood alone.

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“Second Skin” for Wrinkle Reduction, Drug Delivery

By | May 11, 2016

Researchers produce an artificial layer of “skin” that reduces the appearance of wrinkles and could improve pharmaceutical delivery for topically applied treatments.

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Researchers use a gene editor to introduce an allele that eliminates the horned trait—and thus, the need for an expensive and painful process of dehorning—in dairy cows.

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Gender Gap in Science Publishing

By | May 10, 2016

Study reveals trends in the frequency of female first authors on medical studies.

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TS Picks: May 10, 2016

By | May 10, 2016

CRISPR therapy not ready for prime time; FDA drops a scope recall; next-generation sleep research; how to shave an ant

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Sea Star Comeback?

By | May 9, 2016

Hordes of baby sea stars on the Pacific coast survived the summer and winter of 2015—promising news about populations that have been devastated by a wasting disease.

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