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Zika Update

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2016

Virus’s effect on RNA methylation; identifying brain cells targeted by Zika; virus found in vaginal secretions for two weeks after infection; updated CDC recommendations for Miami

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Cuban-U.S. Research Collaborations Easier Now

By Kerry Grens | October 18, 2016

President Obama’s executive actions remove some of the red tape for American and Cuban scientists to work together.

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Once implanted in mice, the edited stem cells produced normal hemoglobin.

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Genes Linked to Dogs’ Sociability with People

By Jef Akst | September 30, 2016

Genetic variants on chromosome 26 appears to play a role in a dog’s tendency to turn to people for help.

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Congress Approves $1.1 Billion for Zika

By Kerry Grens | September 30, 2016

The money will go toward vaccine development and assisting communities at risk.

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Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies in HIV Patients

By Jef Akst | September 28, 2016

Researchers identify aspects of the patient, the virus, and the infection itself that influence whether a person with HIV will produce broadly neutralizing antibodies.

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Facebook CEO’s Donation a Boon to Basic Science

By Kerry Grens | September 25, 2016

But can $3 billion dollars meet the lofty goals of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative?

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The National Institutes of Health is hosting a two-day conference on how the virus affects infants and children. The take-home message so far: microcephaly is but one of many potential problems for Zika-exposed fetuses.

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Scientists estimate the risk to fetuses exposed to the virus in utero.

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UK Government Guarantees EU Funding

By Jef Akst | August 16, 2016

British scientists will continue to receive grants from the European Union, including its flagship program Horizon 2020.

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