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Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 19, 2018

Species with larger pancreatic cells tend to have shorter lives, according to a study.  

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image: Pressure Mounts for EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Quit

Pressure Mounts for EPA’s Scott Pruitt to Quit

By Catherine Offord | June 14, 2018

Republicans and conservative media outlets are turning on the agency administrator as allegations of ethical misconduct and excessive spending pile up.

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US State Department Names New Science Envoys

By Shawna Williams | June 13, 2018

The five high-profile scientists are charged with helping strengthen international cooperation.

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Blood Test Predicts Pregnancy Due Date

By Kerry Grens | June 7, 2018

A small study based on circulating RNA in the blood of moms-to-be describes a technique that could be used to help predict who’s most at risk of preterm labor.

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The finding confirms that a cluster of cells that directs the fate of other cells in the developing embryo is evolutionarily conserved across the animal kingdom.

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Head of Global Health Security Ousted from White House

By Shawna Williams | May 10, 2018

The position was eliminated the same week a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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image: CDC Director Takes a $165,300 Pay Cut

CDC Director Takes a $165,300 Pay Cut

By Diana Kwon | May 9, 2018

Robert Redfield’s record-setting salary was nearly double that of his predecessors.

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The proposed limitations stem from fears of intellectual property theft.

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The extracellular matrix appears to inhibit regeneration; but scientists debate whether heart muscle really comes back.  

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image: Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean

Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean

By The Scientist Staff | May 2, 2018

The tools researchers used to study how this amphipod’s limbs develop could help inform our understanding of cell lineages and fates.

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