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Ebola Update

By | November 26, 2014

Infection rates in Liberia decline; aid organizations struggle to procure gear; Merck enters the vaccine race; more

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Peer Review Manipulation?

By | November 26, 2014

BioMed Central says about 50 manuscripts in its systems may have been erroneously considered or accepted as a result of foul play.

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TS Picks: November 25, 2014

By | November 25, 2014

Brain abnormalities behind SIDS; paper pulled because of page charges; are scientists stuck?

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Tapeworm Inhabits Man’s Brain for Years

By | November 24, 2014

Researchers sequence a rare species of parasitic worm pulled from a patient’s cerebrum, where it was causing seizures, headaches, and flashbacks.

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Study: Drug Development Costs $2.6B

By | November 24, 2014

A new estimate finds the pricetag for taking a drug through the approval process has steadily risen over the past few decades.

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Lyme Disease Discoverer Dies

By | November 24, 2014

Willy Burgdorfer, the medical entomologist who first found the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, has passed away at age 89.

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Gates Foundation Pushes OA

By | November 24, 2014

The organization is mandating open access to publications resulting from research it funds.

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Barley Key to Mankind’s Alpine Incursion

By | November 24, 2014

The cold-tolerant cereal crop allowed humans to live and farm higher than ever starting more than 3,000 years ago.

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Week in Review: November 17–21

By | November 21, 2014

Gut microbes affect the brain; virus protects mouse gut; mapping the interactome; comparing mice and humans

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Similarities and Differences

By | November 21, 2014

Results from the Mouse ENCODE project point to key divergences in gene regulation architecture compared to humans.

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