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AAUP Champion Dies

By | January 26, 2016

Jordan Kurland, associate general secretary of the American Association of University Professors, has passed away at age 87. 

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TS Picks: January 26, 2016

By | January 26, 2016

NEJM and “research parasites”; battle of the CRISPR biotechs; phage therapy in the spotlight

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Lizard Secretes Heat

By | January 25, 2016

Researchers confirm the unprecedented endothermic abilities of a South American reptile.

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Zika Update

By | January 25, 2016

Health officials expect the virus to spread to nearly all countries in the Americas and expand warnings for pregnant women.

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More CRISPR Improvements

By | January 25, 2016

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, boost the CRISPR/Cas9 system’s gene-editing success rate in short pieces of DNA.

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Calculating Predator

By | January 25, 2016

The Venus flytrap tailors its response to prey by counting the number of action potentials induced by trigger hairs inside its trap.

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Week in Review: January 18–22

By | January 22, 2016

Historical account of CRIPSR criticized; ApoE as a transcriptional regulator; Ebola-induced human monoclonal antibodies; yeast mate in wasp guts; PubPeer’s anonymity appeal presses on

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Methylation’s Role in Eusocial Insect Behavior Questioned

By | January 22, 2016

Researchers re-examine the evidence for DNA methylation as the cause of behavioral differences among social insects.

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PubPeer’s Appeal for Anonymity Continues

By | January 21, 2016

The site’s lawyers, along with renowned scientists, filed briefs to an appeals court asking to protect a commenter’s identification.

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Processing Faces

By | January 21, 2016

Other people’s faces are mapped onto our brains.

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