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Special Schwann Cells in Mice Play Unsung Role in Pain
Special Schwann Cells in Mice Play Unsung Role in Pain
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 16, 2019
The glia seem to make up part of a newly described sensory organ, the discoverers suggest.
Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2019
The Northwestern University professor developed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, an invaluable technique for detecting and identifying individual molecules.
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Exercise Changes Our Gut Microbes, But How Isn’t Yet Clear
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Physical activity, independent of diet, shifts the composition of bacteria in the intestines, spurring researchers to search for species that might provide benefits akin to working out.
JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
JHU Researchers Harmed Dogs, Animal Rights Group Argues
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2019
Stop Animal Exploitation Now issues a federal complaint against Johns Hopkins scientists, saying they messed up surgeries on nine animals.
First New Tuberculosis Drug Approved in 50 Years
First New Tuberculosis Drug Approved in 50 Years
Jef Akst | Aug 15, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration green lights a therapy for an extreme form of multidrug resistant TB.
Leaders of AveXis Out Over Doctored Gene Therapy Data
Leaders of AveXis Out Over Doctored Gene Therapy Data
Kerry Grens | Aug 14, 2019
Novartis, which bought the biotech firm in 2018, announced that the company’s top scientists have left, and news reports say it’s because they were involved in using manipulated data to get the gene therapy Zolgensma approved.
Immune-Activating Gene Therapy for Gliobastoma
Immune-Activating Gene Therapy for Gliobastoma
Ruth Williams | Aug 14, 2019
The results of an early trial in 31 brain cancer patients finds immune activity boosted in the tumor, and possibly longer survival.
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Trial in Africa Probes Antibiotic’s Effects on Child Mortality
Abby Olena | Aug 14, 2019
In Niger, fewer kids die when health workers administer azithromycin routinely, perhaps because of a shift in the composition of gut microbes.
Invasive Carp Could Spread Across Lake Michigan on Detritus Diet
Invasive Carp Could Spread Across Lake Michigan on Detritus Diet
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 14, 2019
The fish’s undiscerning palate might make more of the lake habitable to the species than once thought, according to a new study.