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Cell Cannibalism as Cancer Defense

By | July 11, 2017

A new study suggests that the mysterious process by which one cell consumes another may be triggered by cell division, potentially helping to fight tumor growth.

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The cancer scientist and his family have been sent home, and an official claims that his detention was not triggered by the Trump travel ban.

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Trump Administration Chooses New CDC Director

By | July 7, 2017

The pick—Georgia Public Health Commissioner and physician Brenda Fitzgerald—is an experienced public health leader, but lacks research chops. 

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White House Science Office in Flux

By | July 3, 2017

An administration official counters news of an unstaffed division at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, admits the agency is still adjusting.

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House Proposes NSF and NOAA Cuts, NASA Gains

By | June 30, 2017

The most recent bill from appropriators increases NASA funds from current levels and rescues the National Science Foundation from President Trump's deeper cuts.

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Anti-Preeclampsia Hormone Discovered

By | June 29, 2017

A small, placenta-produced peptide fixes the pregnancy-related condition in mice. 

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The proposals would funnel more money into some science programs, but make new research cuts of their own. 

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The cell-surface receptor, SIRP-alpha, initiates the innate immune response in hosts.  

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Gut Feeling

By | June 22, 2017

Sensory cells of the mouse intestine let the brain know if certain compounds are present by speaking directly to gut neurons via serotonin.

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Sex Reversal Mystery Explained?

By | June 15, 2017

A proposed mechanism for how bearded dragons with male chromosomes hatch as females at high temperatures

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