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How Aripiprazole’s Promise for Treating Autism Fell Short
How Aripiprazole’s Promise for Treating Autism Fell Short
Hannah Furfaro | Feb 27, 2020
Aripiprazole, marketed as Abilify, is widely thought to be safer than risperidone, the only other drug approved for use in autistic children. A decade’s worth of data suggests that is not true.
First US Case of Apparent SARS-CoV-2 Community Transmission
First US Case of Apparent SARS-CoV-2 Community Transmission
Shawna Williams | Feb 27, 2020
A patient in California acquired COVID-19 despite not traveling to an affected area or having contact with anyone who did.
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
On the Road to 3-D Printed Organs
Emma Yasinski | Feb 26, 2020
Researchers can print cells and biomaterials that make up human tissues, but there’s still a long way to go before fully functional organs can be made to order.
Judge Rules Unreported Clinical Trial Data Must Be Made Public
Judge Rules Unreported Clinical Trial Data Must Be Made Public
Amy Schleunes | Feb 26, 2020
The sponsors of upwards of 1,000 clinical trials may be forced to publish data that have gone unpublished over a 10-year period.
Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings
Solar Weather Linked to Gray Whale Strandings
Jef Akst | Feb 26, 2020
When the sun’s atmosphere is stormy, more whales end up on the beach, according to a new study. Biologists speculate it may have to do with navigation or health.
Coronavirus Precautions Stifle Research
Coronavirus Precautions Stifle Research
Emma Yasinski | Feb 26, 2020
Organizers have cancelled conferences, COVID-19 quarantines have prevented some scientists in China from visiting their labs, and travel restrictions have left researchers stranded.
Coronavirus’s Genetics Reveal Its Global Travels
Coronavirus’s Genetics Reveal Its Global Travels
Ashley Yeager | Feb 25, 2020
Random mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen’s genome help researchers track the spread and transmission of COVID-19, the disease it causes.
Oldest Green Algae Fossil Discovered in China
Oldest Green Algae Fossil Discovered in China
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2020
The 1-billion-year-old impressions have features similar to modern algae and indicate that photosynthesizing plants evolved at least that long ago.
More Resignations at MeTooSTEM
More Resignations at MeTooSTEM
Catherine Offord | Feb 25, 2020
The embattled organization is left with only one member of the leadership—the group’s founder, BethAnn McLaughlin, who is accused of bullying.