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Slime Mold in Residence

By Ashley P. Taylor | March 2, 2018

At Hampshire College, students and faculty use the amoeba Physarum polycephalum—both a “visiting scholar” and a model organism—to examine human societal and political quandaries.  

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Patients with the rare autoimmune condition, highlighted in the Oscar-nominated film The Big Sick, currently have limited treatment options.

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Including microbiome composition in predictions of whether a person is obese can significantly improve their accuracy, according to an analysis.

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The elimination of the biting pests was an added bonus after researchers unleashed a rat-eradication endeavor on the tiny islands.  

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Thousands of axons grew from the transplants and connected to damaged primate tissue, the first such demonstration in primates.

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Graduate Student Unions Opt Out of Federal Recognition

By Abby Olena | February 22, 2018

Student workers seek voluntary recognition of their unions by university administrators out of concern that political appointees may deny their unions legal status.

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Including as few as two labs in a study improved the odds of getting the true effect size by as much as 23 percentage points, according to a replication model.

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Testing treatments on mini tumors may save time in identifying which therapies work best, a new study shows.   

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New Automated Tool Monitors Clinical Trial Reporting

By Diana Kwon | February 22, 2018

The watchdog website FDAAA TrialsTracker names and shames human studies that breach the FDA’s requirements for reporting results.

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Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests

By Shawna Williams | February 20, 2018

Scholars have formed a peer-review boycott to encourage journals to take a firm stance against requests to cull sensitive articles.

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