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Human Activities Are Making Hurricanes Worse: Study
Human Activities Are Making Hurricanes Worse: Study
Ashley Yeager | Nov 14, 2018
Anthropogenic climate change and urbanization appear to boost rainfall and exacerbate flooding risks, according to two Nature papers.
Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Linked with Depression
Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Linked with Depression
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 13, 2018
The variants associated with the mood disorder included those without metabolic risks, suggesting it is the psychological effects of obesity at play.
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Low-Gluten Diet Alters the Human Microbiome
Catherine Offord | Nov 13, 2018
A study of Danish adults reveals moderate changes in the abundance of multiple gut bacteria species, but the results might not be due to reduced gluten per se.
Ebola Clinical Trial to Begin Amid Outbreak in DRC
Ebola Clinical Trial to Begin Amid Outbreak in DRC
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 12, 2018
The study will examine the efficacy of four drugs—an antiviral and three monoclonal antibodies—that are already being used to treat patients in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
John D. Loike | Nov 12, 2018
Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.
Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
Fecal Transplant Heals Colitis Caused by Immunotherapy
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 12, 2018
A case study of two patients with advanced cancer shows it might be possible to avoid a common and severe side effect of immunotherapy treatment.
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Experiments on Dogs Will Continue, VA Secretary Says
Jef Akst | Nov 12, 2018
Robert Wilkie, head of the US Department of Veterans Affairs, defends controversial research practices that have been heavily criticized by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.
First Universal Flu Vaccine to Enter Phase 3 Trial
First Universal Flu Vaccine to Enter Phase 3 Trial
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 12, 2018
Numerous experimental vaccines that aim to provide multi-season protection are in human studies.
Definition of Kilogram to Change
Definition of Kilogram to Change
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 9, 2018
The unit of mass will no longer be defined by a lone physical object but instead in terms of a universal constant.