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Neuroscientist Rahul Desikan Dies
Neuroscientist Rahul Desikan Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2019
He developed an MRI-based map of the human cortex, discovered genetic risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases, and wrote about his struggles with ALS.
WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency
WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 18, 2019
The current outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has been going on for nearly a year, and the new status could bring in more funding and assistance.
Optogenetic Manipulations Create Perception Without Sensory Input
Optogenetic Manipulations Create Perception Without Sensory Input
Ruth Williams | Jul 18, 2019
Advanced single-cell optogenetic tools have enabled researchers to induce a learned behavior in mice without the associated visual cue.
Coral Deaths Spurred by Pollutants From Land
Coral Deaths Spurred by Pollutants From Land
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 17, 2019
Runoff and waste may be more harmful to the animals than climate change.
Combination Strategy Nearly Eliminates Invasive Mosquitoes in Field
Combination Strategy Nearly Eliminates Invasive Mosquitoes in Field
Abby Olena | Jul 17, 2019
Researchers use two techniques—Wolbachia infection and irradiation—to suppress reproduction in populations of Asian tiger mosquitoes at two study sites in China.
<em>C. elegans&nbsp;</em>Healthier Without Longevity Gene
C. elegans Healthier Without Longevity Gene
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 17, 2019
Worms with the reproduction-related TCER-1 gene deleted could fight off infection for longer and survived better when exposed to heat and radiation.
Virologists Escorted Out of Lab in Canada
Virologists Escorted Out of Lab in Canada
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 16, 2019
Police are investigating “possible policy breaches” at the National Microbiology Laboratory.
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
Jef Akst | Jul 16, 2019
In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”
Measles Kills Thousands in Democratic Republic of Congo
Measles Kills Thousands in Democratic Republic of Congo
Shawna Williams | Jul 16, 2019
Deaths attributed to the disease have outpaced those from Ebola this year.