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How Bacteria Become Drug-Resistant While Exposed to Antibiotics
Katarina Zimmer | May 23, 2019
A membrane pump found in most bacteria helps
acquire drug resistance from neighboring cells even while they’re exposed to antibiotics, a new study shows.
First Author Should Be Responsible for Paper Accuracy: Study
Ashley Yeager | May 23, 2019
An analysis of misconduct investigations finds first authors are more likely to commit transgressions, suggesting they should be held accountable for the integrity of the work.
Cachexia Is Driven By Killer T Cells in a Mouse Model of Infection
Katarina Zimmer | May 22, 2019
A new study reveals an unexpected role for the immune cells and a previously unknown mechanism for the wasting syndrome.
Fossilized Fungus Dates Back 1 Billion Years Ago
Chia-Yi Hou | May 22, 2019
Paleontologists find microscopic fungi in Arctic Canada that is reported to be about twice as old as the previously oldest known fossils of fungi.
NIH Suspended Duke University Grants Amid Misconduct Allegations
Jef Akst | May 22, 2019
The accusations concerned the safety of research participants. The school says the grants have been reinstated following an investigation.
Genetically Personalized Fruit Flies Screen for Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | May 22, 2019
Fly avatars bearing multiple genetic changes akin to those of a cancer patient lead to a tailor-made treatment that has shrunk the patient’s tumors.
Found: A Cancer Drug’s Mechanism of Action
Ashley P. Taylor | May 21, 2019
As ONC201 moves through human clinical trials, scientists finally figure out that the compound and its analogs target a mitochondrial protease.
Brazilian Academics Protest Against Budget Cuts
Ignacio Amigo | May 21, 2019
Blocked resources and the suspension of research scholarships threaten the future of Brazilian science, academics say.
AI Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Scans
Shawna Williams | May 21, 2019
An artificial intelligence program called a neural network exceeds radiologists’ ability to detect malignancies, but more testing is needed before using the program clinically.
Sea Levels May Rise Faster than Previously Thought: Study
Catherine Offord | May 21, 2019
A new analysis finds that ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica could lead to increases of 2 meters by the end of the century if carbon emissions are not reduced.