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The Atlantic has been free of intense air-gun blasts to probe for oil and gas for 30 years, and researchers fear for endangered North Atlantic right whales and other animals.

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Despite some difficult negotiations, academic institutions in the Netherlands have been securing subscriptions that combine publishing and reading into one fee.

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Vision Restored: The Latest Technologies to Improve Sight

By Anna Azvolinsky | April 10, 2018

Cell implants, gene therapy, even optogenetics are making headway in clinical trials to treat various forms of blindness.  

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The Scientist looks at one such Houston-based purveyor that has been treating patients abroad for years with mesenchymal stem cells.    

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Animals Start New Lives After Time in the Lab

By Ashley Yeager | March 16, 2018

Scientists and others have been opening their homes to research animals after the studies conclude, with legislation in some states now mandating adoption.

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As Cape Town nears drying up, researchers there have come up with simple ways to dramatically cut back on water use.  

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Love in the Scientific Literature

By Cassandra Willyard | February 12, 2018

There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  

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The Scientist speaks with a clinical toxicologist to discuss how the supplement acts in the brain and what the agency's declaration means for research.

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How Toxic is the World’s Most Popular Herbicide Roundup?

By Katarina Zimmer | February 7, 2018

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is designed to be toxic to plants, but scientists observe some untoward effects on animals in the lab. 

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How to Build a Better Flu Shot

By Ashley Yeager | January 29, 2018

In the midst of a brutal influenza season, researchers are working toward a single vaccine that could ward off multiple strains of the virus.

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