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Thermo Fisher to Acquire FEI

By | June 1, 2016

In a $4.2 billion deal, the science equipment giant is buying the Hillsboro, Oregon-based electron microscope maker.

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Esteemed Zoologist Dies

By | June 1, 2016

Robert McNeill Alexander, best known for his work on animal locomotion, has passed away aged 81.

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Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies

By | May 31, 2016

Suzanne Corkin, who studied the famous patient “H.M.,” has passed away at 79.

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Neanderthals Built Structures Underground

By | May 31, 2016

A new analysis of stalagmites stacked deep within a French cave suggests that the ancient hominin was capable of planning and carrying out construction projects.

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Potential Route for Zika from Mother to Fetus

By | May 31, 2016

Placental macrophages called Hofbauer cells are particularly vulnerable to infection by the virus, a study shows.

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Exposing male rats to nonionizing radiation increased the animals’ risk of brain and heart tumors in a study, but the findings are far from conclusive.

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Week in Review: May 23–27

By | May 27, 2016

Potential link between microbial infection and Alzheimer’s disease; CRISPR-enabled cell lineage tracing; image irregularities lead to anticipated retraction; brain glucose metabolism and consciousness; exploring emotional contagion; Zika-related microcephaly risk estimated

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Scientists Solve Giant Sperm Paradox

By | May 26, 2016

A study reveals why some male fruit flies produce sex cells that are 20 times the length of their bodies.

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Biotech Sponsors Science Competition

By | May 26, 2016

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals takes over from Intel as the sponsor of the Science Talent Search.

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Scientists Estimate Zika-Related Microcephaly Risk

By | May 26, 2016

A fetus whose mother is infected with Zika during the first trimester of her pregnancy has a risk of between 1 percent and 13 percent of developing microcephaly, according to a study.

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