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Urine Test for TB Yields Results in 12 Hours

By | December 14, 2017

The new test could improve upon current methods to diagnose tuberculosis—a skin test or culturing bacteria from saliva, both of which take days.

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French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.

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The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.

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Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

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Medical organizations endorse the “Undetectable = Untransmissible” campaign, which aims to raise awareness of scientific evidence showing that virally suppressed people living with HIV cannot infect others.

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Prions Found in Skin of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Patients

By | November 24, 2017

Infectious protein aggregates from the skin of human patients can cause disease in mice.

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Different Alcoholic Drinks Tied to Different Moods

By | November 22, 2017

An online survey finds that people report feeling most relaxed with a glass of red wine or beer, and most aggressive when drinking spirits.

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An analysis of President Trump’s proposed $7.2 billion slash to the National Institutes of Health budget points to dire consequences for the development of novel drugs.

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An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.

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The former chief of Eli Lilly USA is picked to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September amid a controversy over the abuse of taxpayer-funded travel.

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