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More Cancer Mutations, Better Immunotherapy Outcomes
Catherine Offord | Jan 15, 2019
Immune checkpoint inhibitors are generally most effective against tumors with more genetic mutations, according to a new study, although the relationship isn’t true for all cancers.
China is Growing Cotton on the Moon
Ashley Yeager | Jan 15, 2019
Images from the country’s Chang’e-4 lunar lander show the first sprouting plants.
Men React to Repeated Painful Experiences Differently than Women Do
Diana Kwon | Jan 14, 2019
Men’s pain tolerance decreases when exposed to a setting where they’ve previously had a painful experience.
DNA of Red Wolves, Once Gone from the Wild, Discovered in Texas Pack
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 14, 2019
The wild population of the species was declared extinct almost 40 years ago, but now researchers have found their genes in a pack of canines near the Gulf coast.
Former Head of NIMH, Lewis Judd, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 14, 2019
The UCSD psychiatry researcher championed the concept of mental illness as a neurobiological condition and helped form the US government’s Decade of the Brain initiative.
Government Shutdown Hits Funding, Resources, and Morale in Science
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 11, 2019
From missing paychecks to delayed grants to canceled travel, federal research is feeling the sting.
Stem Cell–Derived Neurons from People with Autism Grow Differently
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2019
Changes in gene expression also hint at how the brains of people with ASD develop differently from those of other people.
Firings and a Resignation Roil NEON Ecological Observatory
Shawna Williams | Jan 10, 2019
The chief scientist at the NSF initiative quits after two leaders were let go without her input.
John Mendelsohn, Former MD Anderson Cancer Center President, Dies
Ashley Yeager | Jan 10, 2019
The scientist and clinician helped develop a new form of cancer therapy, using a monoclonal antibody to treat head, neck, colorectal, and lung cancers.
Exosomes Linked to Cancer Spread from Chemoresistant Tumors in Mice
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 10, 2019
The vesicles promote metastasis after chemotherapy, but the authors say the results shouldn’t alarm patients and may point to ways to improve treatments.