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Two Studies Fail to Replicate Magnetogenetics Research
Katarina Zimmer | Sep 20, 2019
The new work calls into question the idea that neurons can be genetically engineered to fire in response to magnetic fields, a setback for the budding technique.
Federal Agency Proposes Rule Against Graduate Student Unions
Emily Makowski | Sep 23, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board has gone back-and-forth on whether graduate students at private universities can form unions three times in the past 19 years.
Pregnant Moms’ Air Pollution Exposure May Affect Babies’ Health
Chia-Yi Hou | Sep 23, 2019
A number of epidemiological studies support a link between air quality and poor health outcomes, and researchers are searching for explanations in the lab.
Aggressive Cancers Feed Off the Brain’s Nerves
Emily Makowski | Sep 20, 2019
Three studies show that tumor cells can behave like neurons.
State Marijuana Legalization Aids Research Very Little
Ashley Yeager | Sep 20, 2019
Recent federal announcements serve as reminders that in the US policy continues to outpace science when it comes to cannabis.
North America Has 3 Billion Fewer Birds Than it Did in 1970
Catherine Offord | Sep 19, 2019
Population reductions in species such as sparrows and blackbirds reflect a concerning pattern of declining biodiversity across the continent, researchers find.
Proton Channel for Sensing Sour Taste Identified in Mice
Emily Makowski | Sep 19, 2019
Otopetrin-1 was previously only known for its role in the inner ear, but it turns out it also forms a pH-detecting pore in the tongue’s sour taste receptors.
Scientists to Join Teens in Global Climate Strike
Emma Yasinski | Sep 19, 2019
Those who plan to participate say communication is critical to researchers’ role.
Human Testicles Contain Endocannabinoid System Components
Ruth Williams | Sep 19, 2019
Proteins that synthesize, bind, and degrade endocannabinoids are present in the body’s sperm factories, suggesting that the use of cannabis may directly affect them.
Gut Microbe Linked to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Abby Olena | Sep 19, 2019
Researchers find strains of the bacterium
that produce high levels of alcohol in 60 percent of patients with the condition.