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Opinion: Disease Prediction by Bat Virus Surveys Is a Waste
Merlin Tuttle | Jan 21, 2019
Costly virus hunts are ineffective in protecting public health and have unfairly harmed the historically excellent safety record of bats as beneficial neighbors.
Protein Changes Detected in Blood Years Before Alzheimer’s Onset
Jef Akst | Jan 21, 2019
The observation could pave the way for a blood test to predict disease progression in people with a genetic predisposition to developing the neurodegenerative disorder.
Scientist Forged Ethical Reviews for CRISPRed Babies
Kerry Grens | Jan 21, 2019
He Jiankui could face charges after an investigation finds he used techniques prohibited in China to edit the genes of twin girls.
New Technique Captures Entire Fly Brain in 3D
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 18, 2019
The method combines two approaches to reveal a high-resolution map of all 40 million synapses.
Women Who Win Science Prizes Earn Less Money, Prestige than Men
Ashley Yeager | Jan 18, 2019
Biomedical awards from the past 50 years reveal a gender imbalance, but it appears to be improving.
Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2019
The lab-made organoids are fully functional, the team reports, and could aid the study of vascular-related diseases such as diabetes.
Communication in Brain May Be Remarkably Constant in Autism
Rachel Zamzow | Jan 17, 2019
Two studies find that connectivity patterns remain stable over time in people with ASD, while in typical subjects they change.
Not One, Not Two, But Three Fungi Present in Lichen
Kerry Grens | Jan 17, 2019
Scientists discover a third fungus that is widespread in lichens, but it’s not clear yet whether it’s a partner in the algal-fungal symbiosis or a bystander.
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2019
Freshwater fish suffer from low levels of oxygen in the country’s rivers, while bats are unable to survive the extreme air temperatures.
A New Role for Yeast Introns: Helping Cells Cope Under Stress
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 16, 2019
Two studies contest the idea that the noncoding sequences are just “junk DNA,” demonstrating that they play important roles in the regulation of cell growth.