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Scientists Create See-Through Hearts

By | July 13, 2017

A new tissue-clearing technique reveals blood vessel networks and collagen scaffolds of dog and human cardiac tissue.

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FDA Votes Yes on CAR T-Cell Therapy

By | July 13, 2017

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel unanimously calls for agency approval of the cell therapy for the treatment of resistant leukemia. 

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Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget

By | July 13, 2017

A House bill would also bar funding for research with fetal tissues.

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Trump Nominates DOE Science Undersecretary

By | July 12, 2017

The president has nominated an investment banker for the role.

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Smallpox Kerfuffle Reveals Biosecurity Problems

By | July 12, 2017

A review of a 2014 incident in which mystery vials of smallpox were found at the NIH reveals security weaknesses, but also concludes the response was appropriate. 

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Meningitis Vaccine May Protect Against Gonorrhea

By | July 11, 2017

Individuals who received a meningitis B vaccine were less likely to have contracted the sexually transmitted infection than their unvaccinated counterparts.

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Cell Cannibalism as Cancer Defense

By | July 11, 2017

A new study suggests that the mysterious process by which one cell consumes another may be triggered by cell division, potentially helping to fight tumor growth.

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Earth Experiencing Sixth Mass Extinction: Study

By | July 11, 2017

Scientists describe the number of vertebrate species experiencing population declines as “biological annihilation.”

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The cancer scientist and his family have been sent home, and an official claims that his detention was not triggered by the Trump travel ban.

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Major CRISPR Patent-Holders Agree to Patent Pool

By | July 10, 2017

The Broad Institute and others sign on to participate in a platform designed to streamline the licensing process. 

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