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US Government: Zika in Puerto Rico a Public Health Emergency

By | August 16, 2016

Local officials can now apply for additional federal funding to help slow the spread of Zika virus.

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Biologist Who Communicated With Dolphins Dies

By | August 15, 2016

Louis Herman, who made seminal discoveries on dolphin cognition, has passed away at age 86.

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Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas system to express three transcription-factor genes, changing the identities of mouse cells.

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Polio Reemerges in Nigeria

By | August 15, 2016

Prior to last week’s announcement of newly confirmed cases, the country had been polio-free for two years.

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More Preprints

By | August 15, 2016

A new chemistry-centric preprint server is slated to launch.

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The Oldest of Them All

By | August 12, 2016

Greenland sharks can live an estimated 400 years, beating the previous vertebrate longevity record, scientists report.

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Week in Review: August 8–12

By | August 12, 2016

Mutations that cause sudden cardiac deaths in children identified; optogenetic stimulation of artificial neural networks in mice; more US universities can apply to grow marijuana for research; imaging gene expression in the living human brain; science questions for presidential candidates

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The US Drug Enforcement Agency continues to classify marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, however, perpetuating challenges for researchers.

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Study: Ship Noise Disturbs Humpback Whales’ Meals

By | August 11, 2016

Researchers report the first evidence that nearby vessels may impair the cetaceans’ foraging abilities.

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Researchers studying the use of neural prosthetics in paralyzed patients describe the approach’s therapeutic potential.

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