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Potential Route for Zika from Mother to Fetus

By | May 31, 2016

Placental macrophages called Hofbauer cells are particularly vulnerable to infection by the virus, a study shows.

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Exposing male rats to nonionizing radiation increased the animals’ risk of brain and heart tumors in a study, but the findings are far from conclusive.

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Week in Review: May 23–27

By | May 27, 2016

Potential link between microbial infection and Alzheimer’s disease; CRISPR-enabled cell lineage tracing; image irregularities lead to anticipated retraction; brain glucose metabolism and consciousness; exploring emotional contagion; Zika-related microcephaly risk estimated

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Scientists Solve Giant Sperm Paradox

By | May 26, 2016

A study reveals why some male fruit flies produce sex cells that are 20 times the length of their bodies.

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Biotech Sponsors Science Competition

By | May 26, 2016

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals takes over from Intel as the sponsor of the Science Talent Search.

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Scientists Estimate Zika-Related Microcephaly Risk

By | May 26, 2016

A fetus whose mother is infected with Zika during the first trimester of her pregnancy has a risk of between 1 percent and 13 percent of developing microcephaly, according to a study.

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Jeremy Berg Named Editor of Science Journals

By | May 25, 2016

The former National Institute of General Medical Sciences director replaces outgoing editor and National Academy of Sciences president-elect Marcia McNutt.

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ORI: Researcher Faked Dozens of Experiments

By | May 25, 2016

A former scientist at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago made up more than 70 experiments on heart cells, according to the Office of Research Integrity.

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Caltech’s Frances Arnold is honored for her work on directed evolution.

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Antibiotic Affects Cow Dung

By | May 25, 2016

Researchers assess some of the downstream effects of treating livestock with a broad-spectrum antibiotic.

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