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Complications during pregnancy may act via the placenta to magnify the effects of genetic risk factors.

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USC President Steps Down in Wake of Gynecologist Scandal

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 29, 2018

An uproar over the university’s handling of sexual misconduct accusations led to C.L. Max Nikias’s resignation.  

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The reef has bounced back from “death events” in the past, but that doesn’t mean it will be resilient over the next few decades.

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Another Retraction for Discredited Researcher

By Jim Daley | May 25, 2018

Robert Ryan resigned from the University of Dundee in 2016 following an investigation of misconduct.

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Chair of Chemical Safety Board to Step Down

By Ashley Yeager | May 25, 2018

Vanessa Allen Sutherland will resign next month, leaving the agency with just three members of what should be a five-person board.

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Proposed changes to the state’s school science standards would emphasize that parts of the theory are “not proven.”

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The micro-bio-electronic device combines bacteria that can detect certain molecules along with wifi-connected electrical outputs.

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Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 24, 2018

A mass extinction event from an asteroid hitting Earth wiped out forests and, concurrently, tree-dwelling birds.  

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Deep Brain Stimulation Boosts Insulin Sensitivity

By Shawna Williams | May 24, 2018

One patient with diabetes was able to reduce his medication use while receiving targeted electrical pulses.

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What Made Human Brains So Big?

By Ashley Yeager | May 24, 2018

Ecological challenges such as finding food and creating fire may have led the organ to become abnormally large, a new computer model suggests.

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