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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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New Zika Diagnostic

By | May 9, 2016

A paper-based RNA test may offer a low-cost method for detecting the virus in the field.

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Tasmanian Devil Antibodies Fight Cancer

By | May 9, 2016

The proteins could be the key to stopping the transmissible facial tumor disease that is threatening the species.

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Research Chimps Being Retired

By | May 6, 2016

A Louisiana research center is sending more than 200 chimpanzees to a sanctuary in Georgia.

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Week in Review: May 2–6

By | May 6, 2016

Directing chromosome recombination with CRISPR; breast milk and the newborn microbiome; growing “unculturable” gut bacteria; one reason why some plants live so long; Zika updates

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