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Life Science Leaders Meet at White House

By | May 8, 2017

Heads of academia and industry mingled with the vice president and the secretary of Health and Human Services at a biotech summit.

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Macron’s Election Win Cheered by Scientists

By | May 8, 2017

The future French president’s goals are pro-science, yet he will need parliamentary support.

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Second-Ever ALS Drug Approved

By | May 8, 2017

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients in the U.S. now have an option besides riluzole, which was approved by the FDA more than two decades ago and only extends life by two or three months.

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Discrepancies in the populations’ immune systems suggest murine models of immunological disorders possess more limitations than scientists had appreciated.

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New Method Can Sense Babies’ Pain

By | May 5, 2017

By measuring brain activity patterns, scientists can more objectively assess infant distress.

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Sex Differences in Human Gene Expression

By | May 4, 2017

Researchers uncover thousands of genes whose activity varies between men and women.

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If made law, the American Health Care Act passed today in the US House would eliminate the Obamacare-funded initiative.

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Developer of Amniocentesis Dies

By | May 4, 2017

John Littlefield pioneered the use of the prenatal testing method in diagnosing genetic disorders in the womb.

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A point system seeks to ensure that funding is spread more evenly among researchers, especially early- and mid-career scientists.

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Two New Dinosaur Species Identified

By | May 3, 2017

Palaeontologists report their findings of Galeamopus pabsti, a new sauropod, and Jianianhualong tengi, a small feathered dinosaur.

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