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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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Study: Aging May Be Reversible In Mice

By | December 19, 2016

By tweaking four transcription factors that convert differentiated cells into pluripotent precursors, researchers report having reversed aging in mice. 

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Mouse Immunology Paper Retracted

By | December 16, 2016

A finding of misconduct spurs the retraction of a Science paper claiming to have identified a protein in mice that boosted immunity to both viruses and cancer.

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Britain Set to Become First Country to Approve Three-Parent IVF

By | December 16, 2016

Parliament voted to allow mitochondrial replacement therapy last year. This latest decision suggests we may see babies born from the technique in the country in 2017.

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Former WHO Director-General Dies

By | December 16, 2016

Halfdan Mahler, the third leader of the World Health Organization, has passed away at age 93.

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