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Pregnancy May Remodel the Brain’s Social Cognition Regions

By | December 20, 2016

Reductions in the volume of gray matter in specific regions appear to represent synaptic pruning, a new study suggests, that tunes a mother’s brain to childcare.

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Week in Review: December 12–16

By | December 19, 2016

Postdoc pay; managing privacy during a misconduct investigation; self-editing genetic barcodes; putting the breaks on CRISPR; screen reveals long noncoding RNA functions 

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Study: Aging May Be Reversible In Mice

By | December 19, 2016

By tweaking four transcription factors that convert differentiated cells into pluripotent precursors, researchers report having reversed aging in mice. 

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Mouse Immunology Paper Retracted

By | December 16, 2016

A finding of misconduct spurs the retraction of a Science paper claiming to have identified a protein in mice that boosted immunity to both viruses and cancer.

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Britain Set to Become First Country to Approve Three-Parent IVF

By | December 16, 2016

Parliament voted to allow mitochondrial replacement therapy last year. This latest decision suggests we may see babies born from the technique in the country in 2017.

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Former WHO Director-General Dies

By | December 16, 2016

Halfdan Mahler, the third leader of the World Health Organization, has passed away at age 93.

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Tissue Engineering Technique Gets FDA Nod

By | December 15, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration approves a device, seeded with a patient’s own cells, which can help repair damaged knee cartilage—a first for autologous cartilage technology.

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Female rats fed a typical Western diet had offspring that were at higher risk of obesity than moms fed low-fat, high-grain meals.

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Zika’s Persistence in Infants

By | December 15, 2016

Microcephaly is but one of the birth defects associated with infection in babies, a study suggests. The virus persists and replicates in the infant brain, according to another study.

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The President-elect has not indicated that his administration will delete existing data, but concerned scientists are not taking any chances.

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