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A fish farm blamed the “exceptionally high tides” resulting from yesterday’s solar eclipse for net failure. Authorities have authorized limitless takes of the invaders.

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Peanut Allergy Treatment Works Long Term

By | August 17, 2017

Four years after taking a probiotic and peanut protein for 18 months, two-thirds of children in a small clinical trial can eat peanuts with no health issues.

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Rats that Run Have Better Memory

By | August 14, 2017

Male rodents given access to a running wheel early in life show increased neural activity and improved memory as adults.

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Microbiology Professor Wanted for Murder

By | August 3, 2017

An arrest warrant has been issued for Wyndham Lathem of Northwestern University in connection with a stabbing death in Chicago.

Vinyl cyanide is thought to rain down onto Saturn’s largest moon, though whether the molecule self-assembles into membrane-like structures is unclear.

The University of California files a brief in its appeal challenging the ruling that the Broad Institute’s group would retain its CRISPR genome-editing patent.

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Immunized Cows Produce Anti-HIV Antibodies

By | July 20, 2017

Cows injected with a protein that mimics HIV’s envelope make broadly neutralizing antibodies that inhibit multiple strains of the virus.

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Salk Faces Gender Discrimination Lawsuits

By | July 17, 2017

Two high-ranking female scientists at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, claim the center is run by a team of “good old boys.”

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Cell Cannibalism as Cancer Defense

By | July 11, 2017

A new study suggests that the mysterious process by which one cell consumes another may be triggered by cell division, potentially helping to fight tumor growth.

In two early trials, vaccines tailored to the mutations in individuals’ cancers appeared to protect 12 of 19 patients against relapse. 

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