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Triage Test for Tuberculosis Spots Infections Within an Hour
Ruth Williams | Oct 23, 2019
An early-stage, blood-based assay shows potential as a method for sorting patients with suspected TB from those with other respiratory illnesses.
Long-Lived Neural Stem Cells Identified in Living Mice
Ashley Yeager | Oct 22, 2019
New, unpublished results show some of the cells produce new neurons for up to 90 days, much longer than a previously identified set of neural stem cells that only generate neurons for a month or two.
More Evidence that Enterovirus May Cause Kids’ Paralyzing Disease
Catherine Offord | Oct 22, 2019
Children with acute flaccid myelitis are more likely to have antibodies against the viral family in their spinal fluid than are children without the illness.
Robert Provine, Researcher of Universal Human Behavior, Dies
Emily Makowski | Oct 22, 2019
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County, neuroscientist was known for pioneering work on laughter, yawning, hiccupping, and tears.
Opinion: Boycotting Elsevier Is Not Enough
Shaun Khoo | Oct 22, 2019
The publishing giant will likely survive the latest boycott by scientists. An overhaul is needed to make science publishing fair and open.
New “Prime Editing” Method Makes Only Single-Stranded DNA Cuts
Emma Yasinski | Oct 21, 2019
In demonstrations in cell lines, the technique has a similar efficacy to CRISPR-Cas9, but fewer off-target effects.
Opinion: The Nature of Social Inequalities in Great Britain
Abdel Abdellaoui, Judy Luigjes | Oct 21, 2019
Regional differences in wealth in the UK are tied to genetic variants related to education—and migration is only widening the gap.
Cortical Neurons May Consolidate Memories During Slow Wave Sleep
Emma Yasinski | Oct 18, 2019
Scientists previously thought cortical neurons remained silent during delta waves, but new evidence from rats shows some cells fire in a pattern reflective of memorizing a task.
Edited in Human Eggs
Emily Makowski | Oct 18, 2019
The research, led by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, has not led to the birth of gene-edited babies—yet.
Sequences of African Genomes Highlights Long-Overlooked Diversity
Jef Akst | Oct 18, 2019
An analysis of more than 400 human genomes from residents of 13 African countries presented at this week’s annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics greatly expands our species’ cataloged genetic diversity.