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Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers

By Claire Asher | October 1, 2017

From guiding branching neurons in the developing brain to maintaining a healthy heartbeat, there seems to be no job that the immune cells can’t tackle.

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Water Level in a Cell Can Determine Its Fate

By Kerry Grens | September 27, 2017

Adding or removing water changes how stem cells differentiate.

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Facing Brexit, U.K. Makes Science Deal with U.S.

By Catherine Offord | September 22, 2017

The $88 million agreement is part of efforts by the UK government to increase transatlantic collaboration as the country prepares to leave the European Union.

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CRISPR Used in Human Embryos to Probe Gene Function

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 20, 2017

OCT4 is necessary for blastocyst formation in the human embryo, researchers report.

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House Passes 2018 Spending Bills

By Jef Akst | September 15, 2017

The $1.23 trillion budget includes an increase in NIH funding, but the package is unlikely to make it unscathed through the Senate.

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A study of a simple marine animal suggests that the common ancestor of cnidarians and bilaterians may have had three germ layers instead of two.

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U.K. Lays Out Its Vision for Post-Brexit Research

By Catherine Offord | September 7, 2017

The government’s new position paper on science and innovation after leaving the E.U. takes a positive tone, but has frustrated researchers with its lack of detail.

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Hundreds of EPA Workers Leave the Agency

By Aggie Mika | September 6, 2017

Buyouts offered to more than 1,200 Environmental Protection Agency employees prompted the surge in departures. 

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EPA Requires Political Approval of Grants

By Aggie Mika | September 6, 2017

An aide to President Donald Trump has final say over grants at the Environmental Protection Agency and has nixed close to $2 million of the agency’s awards.

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Motor Man

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 1, 2017

Ron Vale has spent a career studying how molecular motors transport cargo within cells. He’s also developed tools to help scientists communicate their findings.

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