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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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Image of the Day: Jasper the Cat

By The Scientist Staff | May 22, 2018

Researchers found a previously undiscovered hepadnavirus in an immunocompromised cat.

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Immunotherapy More Effective in Men: Study

By Kerry Grens | May 18, 2018

Women with metastatic cancer who were treated with a checkpoint inhibitor had a smaller benefit than did men.

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FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

By Catherine Offord | May 17, 2018

Lucemyra is the first non-opioid drug to be approved in the U.S. specifically for this purpose.

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As the first personalized cell and gene therapies are approved from small clinical trials, researchers propose the creation of publicly accessible databases to pull together real-world results.  

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Researchers Develop a Drug Against the Common Cold

By Catherine Offord | May 15, 2018

In an in vitro study, the compound completely blocked the replication of rhinoviruses.

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Sequencing of a single gene can spot patients with a dangerous form of mycosis fungoides better than other prognostic tests.  

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Research Scandal Involving Popular Heart Drug Engulfs Three More Papers

By Alison McCook, Retraction Watch | May 4, 2018

The scientists involved have hired lawyers to fight the conclusions of a recent investigation into some studies of Diovan in Japan.

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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 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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