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Those We Lost in 2016

By | December 23, 2016

The scientific community bid farewell to several luminaries this year.

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image: Ignacio Tinoco, Luminary of RNA Folding, Dies

Ignacio Tinoco, Luminary of RNA Folding, Dies

By | December 20, 2016

The chemist shed light on ribonucleic acids’ secondary structures.

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Opinion: A Tale of Two Hemispheres

By | December 20, 2016

Studying savant-like behaviors in birds could help researchers better understand autism spectrum disorders.

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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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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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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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Famed Pediatric Endocrinologist Dies

By | December 6, 2016

Melvin Grumbach, a clinician and researcher who described the hormonal dynamics of puberty and numerous endocrine disorders, has passed away at age 90.

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USC Professor Fatally Stabbed

By | December 5, 2016

Psychologist Bosco Tjan of the University of Southern California studied how people adapt as they lose their vision.  

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Former NSF Director Dies

By | December 5, 2016

Erich Bloch, a Holocaust refugee who rose to prominence as director of the National Science Foundation, has passed away at age 91.

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