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Transparency about the role of animals in drug development could help raise awareness of and appreciation for preclinical research.

The discovery reveals the role of a growth factor and endothelial cells in thymus repair, and could have implications for chemotherapy and radiation patients’ recovery following treatment.

Scientists are beginning to unravel the ways in which we develop a healthy relationship with the bugs in our bodies.

The near-complete feminization of northern Great Barrier Reef sea turtles has been blamed on climate change.

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Organophosphates jeopardize dozens of species, a federal review finds.

In mice and flies, the Arc protein forms capsids and carries genetic information.

Previous layoffs affected research areas including climate change and fusion energy.

Researchers suspect the source of the toxins may be some of the state’s 50,000 or so marijuana farms.

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January 2018

Issue Cover: The Science of Pain

Immune-like cells in the central nervous system are now recognized as key participants in the creation and maintenance of persistent pain.

The race to develop analgesic drugs that inhibit sodium channel NaV1.7 is revealing a complex sensory role for the protein.

A cornucopia of toxins in the animal kingdom could provide inspiration for novel painkillers, but so far, effective drugs have proven elusive.  

Decades after their discovery by bioprospectors, amphibian-derived analgesics continue to attract scientific attention.

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The instrument presents a new option for researchers working on large-scale fly behavior studies.

Since the mid-2000s, the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 has emerged as a promising target for a new class of analgesics.

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Sad day for the research community on cell division. What a disservice to science.

Sonia Rossell, commenting on The Scientist's Facebook page about renowned Univeristy of Tokyo cell biologist Yoshinori Watanabe being found guilty of manipulating images in five research papers from his lab.

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