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Steep Funding Cuts for Australian Science Announced
Steep Funding Cuts for Australian Science Announced
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 18, 2018
The budget slashes research funding by $328.5 million AUD for the next four years.
Tenured Biology Professor Sacked for Research Misconduct
Tenured Biology Professor Sacked for Research Misconduct
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 17, 2018
Fei Wang, fired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, falsified data on grant applications.
AI Networks Generate Super-Resolution from Basic Microscopy
AI Networks Generate Super-Resolution from Basic Microscopy
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2018
A new study uses deep learning to improve the resolution of biological images, but elicits skepticism about its ability to enhance snapshots of sample types that it has never seen before.
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Anthony King | Dec 17, 2018
A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.
Alzheimer’s-Related Protein Can Spread by Tainted Growth Hormone
Alzheimer’s-Related Protein Can Spread by Tainted Growth Hormone
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 14, 2018
A hormone treatment contaminated with amyloid-β given to mice caused the protein’s accumulation in their brains, suggesting the same could have occurred in humans given the therapy.
Journals Retract 13 Papers from Heart Stem Cell Lab
Journals Retract 13 Papers from Heart Stem Cell Lab
Kerry Grens | Dec 14, 2018
It’s the latest fallout from an investigation by Harvard and Brigham and Women’s into work overseen by Piero Anversa.
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
Catherine Offord | Dec 14, 2018
The PsychENCODE project delves into the DNA, RNA, and protein changes related to brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders, but researchers caution it’s just a first step toward treatment.
University of California and Elsevier Locked in Negotiations
University of California and Elsevier Locked in Negotiations
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
The UC system is pushing to change the subscription model and accelerate open access, but if there’s no contract agreement by December 31, faculty and students lose access altogether.
Researchers Identify Irisin’s Receptor in Bone and Fat
Researchers Identify Irisin’s Receptor in Bone and Fat
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
They hope to develop the “exercise hormone” into therapeutics that harness the benefits of exercise for people unable to do so.