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Synthetic Botox Treats Chronic Pain in Mice
Abby Olena | Jul 18, 2018
Researchers silence pain neurons in the mouse spinal cord with injections of botulinum toxins modified to bind to the neurons’ receptors.
Trump Nominates Scott Hutchins for USDA Top Scientist
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 18, 2018
A pesticide industry leader, Hutchins was formerly president of the Entomological Society of America.
Proposed EPA “Transparency” Rule Criticized
Shawna Williams | Jul 18, 2018
Opponents of the guidelines, which would bar results of many public health studies from use in policy making, include scientific and healthcare organizations.
Questions Raised About “Breakthrough” Therapies’ Clinical Support
Catherine Offord | Jul 17, 2018
Compared to other drugs, therapeutics given breakthrough status receive FDA approval on the basis of weaker trial evidence, a study finds.
Cancer Geneticist Quits After Harassment Allegations
Kerry Grens | Jul 17, 2018
Accusations that Nazneen Rahman bullied employees at the Institute of Cancer Research in the U.K. stretch back 12 years.
Bioethics Council: Gene-Editing Human Embryos Conditionally OK
Shawna Williams | Jul 17, 2018
The UK-based organization encourages public debate about the issue but does not recommend immediate policy change.
Opinion: No, AI Will Not Replace Radiologists
Phil Shaffer | Jul 17, 2018
The adoption of machine-learning techniques to aid in diagnosis should be done with radiologists’ guidance.
Herpetologists’ League Revokes Distinguished Herpetologist Award
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jul 16, 2018
Richard Vogt, this year’s awardee, showed inappropriate images of researchers in the field during his acceptance speech.
Women Maintain NIH Funding Similar to Men: Study
Kerry Grens | Jul 16, 2018
Female PIs apply for fewer grants, but retain support once they get it.
CRISPR Gene Editing Deletes, Shuffles More Genes than Intended
Ashley Yeager | Jul 16, 2018
The DNA-cutting enzyme used in the technique is not as precisely targeted as scientists had thought, and investors take notice.