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A Congressional investigation indicates that the National Football League may have sought to steer millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health funding away from one of its critics.

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Embryo Watch

By Jef Akst | May 5, 2016

A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.

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Cellular Pruning Follows Adult Neurogenesis

By Kerry Grens | May 2, 2016

Newly formed neurons in the adult mouse brain oversprout and get cut back.

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Observing the Nuclear Pore

By Tanya Lewis | May 2, 2016

Scientists visualize nuclear pore complexes for the first time, using high-speed atomic force microscopy.

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Animal Magnetism

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

A photosensitive protein behind the retinas of cockroaches plays a role in light-dependent, directional magnetosensitivity.

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Fuchs on the Future

By The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016

Rockefeller University researcher Elaine Fuchs on being a woman in science and her contributions to the burgeoning field of reverse genetics

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Instant Messaging

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

An alternative route to sparking cell signals involves hook-ups between transmembrane and soluble ligands.

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More Than Skin Deep

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2016

Elaine Fuchs has worked on adult stem cells since before they were so named, figuring out how multipotent epidermal cells renew or turn into skin or hair follicles.

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Another Fatal-Disease Drug in Limbo

By Jef Akst | April 26, 2016

A federal advisory panel votes against Sarepta Therapeutics’s treatment for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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“Hunger Hormone” No More?

By Ruth Williams | April 20, 2016

Ghrelin promotes fat storage not feeding, according to a study.

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