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First Bumblebee Species Declared Endangered in U.S.

By | January 11, 2017

The federal government concludes the rusty patched bumblebee is nearing extinction.

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How Mammalian Moms and Babies Choose Sides

By | January 11, 2017

A survey of 11 species confirms that mothers prefer to keep their offspring to one side of their bodies, but that their offspring tend to approach them from the opposite side.

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A team of scientists was unable to replicate controversial, high-profile findings published in 2011.

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Will There Be a Brexit Brain Drain?

By | January 11, 2017

Some academics in the United Kingdom say they are considering leaving the country for greener pastures, as Britain’s exit from the European Union takes effect.

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Takeda to Buy Cancer Drug Maker Ariad for $5.2 Billion

By | January 10, 2017

The pharma giant’s purchase of the US firm includes the acquisition of investigative cancer drugs.

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Scientists repurpose an Alzheimer’s drug to enhance the ability of stem cells to repair dental damage in mice.

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Drug Approval Timeline Same as 20 Years Ago

By | January 9, 2017

A report finds that new medications still take about 12 years to go from patent to patient.

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The US House of Representatives “Select Investigative Panel” recommends that the NIH investigate fetal tissue research, and consider no longer funding certain types. 

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Week in Review: January 2–6

By | January 9, 2017

Preprints in grant applications; how hummingbirds sense movement while hovering; fibril formations and Alzheimer’s disease; NIH issues peanut allergy guidelines; a new organ?

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The tumor biologist’s landmark discovery provided the first clear evidence that genetic mutations could lead to cancer, and gave rise to a crucial cancer drug.

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