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Karolinska Finds Macchiarini Guilty of Misconduct

By | December 22, 2016

The embattled thoracic surgeon is dealt another blow by his former employer, which is calling for the retraction of one of his papers on artificial esophagus research.

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Blood Tests for Prion Disease

By | December 22, 2016

Two studies describe methods for detecting these misfolded proteins in human blood samples.

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RNA Pathway Helps Keep Flies Alive

By | December 22, 2016

An anti-transposon pathway previously thought to function only in reproductive tissue also helps reduce harmful mutations in body cells of fruit flies.

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Industry-Funded Sugar Study: Don’t Trust Other Sugar Studies

By | December 21, 2016

Two opposing papers in Annals of Internal Medicine battle over dietary guidelines on sugar.

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Rinsing With Mouthwash May Treat Gonorrhea

By | December 21, 2016

A preliminary study suggests a few minutes of gargling mouthwash may help fight off the bacteria that cause gonorrhea, at least in the short term.

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Ignacio Tinoco, Luminary of RNA Folding, Dies

By | December 20, 2016

The chemist shed light on ribonucleic acids’ secondary structures.

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Shortage of a Protein Linked to Autism in Mice

By | December 20, 2016

Mice born with lower amounts of nSR100 protein display the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder, suggesting a functional link.

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Henry Heimlich, Maneuver Inventor, Dies

By | December 20, 2016

The famed surgeon, whose signature maneuver to clear the blockage in a choking victim’s throat, helped save thousands of lives.

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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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