Kerry Grens

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Academics had expressed disapproval with the college’s handling of sexual harassment allegations made against a brain sciences professor.

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Coriell Institute CEO Dies

By | January 4, 2018

Michael Christman oversaw the organization’s well-known biobank and pioneered a personalized medicine initiative.

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Toxin from a Dangerous Fish Delicacy

By | January 1, 2018

In tiny doses, the pufferfish’s tetrodotoxin can be turned into a pain-relieving ion channel blocker.

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Snake Venoms Cause and Block Pain

By | January 1, 2018

Painful snake bites may hold clues to developing analgesic drugs.

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Neuroscientist and Champion of Glia Research Dies

By | December 28, 2017

Ben Barres of Stanford University described glia’s roles in ensuring neurons’ proper synapse formation and in responding to brain injury.

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Federal Ban Lifted on Studying Most Dangerous Pathogens

By | December 20, 2017

Only a few labs will earn funding for such “gain-of-function” research on SARS, MERS, and other deadly diseases.

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2017’s Science News in Review

By | December 15, 2017

Hurricanes, protests, and lifesaving genetic engineering: our picks for the biggest stories of the year

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The Year in Science Policy

By | December 15, 2017

How a new administration in the U.S. affected scientists around the world throughout 2017

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Medical Labs Sue US Government Over Medicare Fees

By | December 12, 2017

The American Clinical Laboratory Association claims that scheduled reimbursements for tests are too low and could put small companies out of business.

Water bears can reanimate after years of desiccation—and gel-forming proteins unique to the animals may explain how.

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