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U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

By Catherine Offord | October 12, 2017

The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.


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Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain

By The Scientist Staff | October 12, 2017

Scientists grew organoids that mimic human fetal brains and infected them with the Zika virus to model its neurological effects.


Combined transcription and genome data from multiple tissues in hundreds of human donors reveal links between genotype and gene expression across the body.

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The dolphins and their trainers will search for the endangered porpoises and enclose them in a protected pen.


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How Animals and Plants Weather Hurricanes

By Ashley Yeager | October 6, 2017

Studies suggest not all critters fare well in extreme weather, though some thrive.


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Prizes Bigger than the Nobel

By Shawna Williams | October 5, 2017

The Nobel Prize may garner the most attention, but there are other biomedical awards at least as lucrative.


Chemistry Nobel goes to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, and Richard Henderson. 

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Tissue recipients were treated as “guinea pigs,” says investigation leader.


Mice receiving the treatment produced their own monoclonal antibodies and survived infection with the life-threatening pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa.


image: Q&A with Michael Young, Nobel Laureate

Q&A with Michael Young, Nobel Laureate

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 2, 2017

Young talks with The Scientist about studying circadian rhythms in fruit flies, the applications of his work beyond Drosophila, and winning the prize. 

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