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Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Emily Makowski | Dec 10, 2019
Trophoblasts, collected from the mother during a blood draw, can determine fetal genetic abnormalities currently diagnosed through amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling.
Speech Decoded from Brain Activity in Area for Hand Control
Speech Decoded from Brain Activity in Area for Hand Control
Shawna Williams | Dec 10, 2019
The surprising finding comes courtesy of two study participants with implanted electrode arrays that record activity at single-neuron resolution.
Object Engineered to Carry a DNA Code for its Own Replication
Object Engineered to Carry a DNA Code for its Own Replication
Kerry Grens | Dec 9, 2019
A 3-D printed rabbit is made from a blueprint stored in DNA, which itself is stored in a printed rabbit.
<em>ProPublica</em> Creates Database of Researchers&rsquo; Conflicts of Interest
ProPublica Creates Database of Researchers’ Conflicts of Interest
Jef Akst | Dec 9, 2019
The nonprofit newsroom has collected more than 29,000 disclosures of faculty members’ outside income, but they represent just the tip of the iceberg.
Tufts to Remove Sackler Name from Medical Campus
Tufts to Remove Sackler Name from Medical Campus
Emily Makowski | Dec 9, 2019
The school will not return donations from the family that made its riches on opioids, but the university will start a $3 million endowment for addiction prevention and treatment.
Early Epigenetic Changes Regulate Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Study
Early Epigenetic Changes Regulate Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Study
Emma Yasinski | Dec 8, 2019
Altering DNA methylation in a particular area of the hypothalamus halved the animals’ voluntary exercise as adults.
New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones
New Mammal Fossil May Show How Ear Bones Evolved from Jaw Bones
Emily Makowski | Dec 6, 2019
An ancient animal’s hammer, anvil, and stirrup bones are at the base of the jaw but completely detached from it.
Biogen Presents Data on Efficacy of Alzheimer&rsquo;s Drug
Biogen Presents Data on Efficacy of Alzheimer’s Drug
Shawna Williams | Dec 6, 2019
The company and its partner halted two clinical trials for futility early this year, but now say they’ll seek approval for aducanumab.
Monthly Contraceptive Pill Shows Promise in Pig Study
Monthly Contraceptive Pill Shows Promise in Pig Study
Catherine Offord | Dec 5, 2019
A device that releases synthetic hormones slowly over time could one day provide a more practical alternative to daily birth control pills, say scientists.