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Both higher education and industry associations were advocating for a later implementation date for the Common Rule, which governs human studies.

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The Sleeping Brain Can Learn

By Diana Kwon | August 8, 2017

Humans can remember new sensory information presented during REM sleep, but this ability is suppressed during deep, slow-wave slumber.

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Stem Cell Trial Data Mostly Go Unpublished

By Anna Azvolinsky | May 5, 2017

Less than half of completed stem cell studies in humans are published in peer-reviewed journals, according to an analysis of regenerative medicine trials. 

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Adding RNA sequencing analysis to genomic sequencing helps scientists uncover mutations likely responsible for genetic disorders they might otherwise miss.

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San People Write Ethical Code for Research

By Jef Akst | March 21, 2017

With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.

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An experiment in which people pass each other initially nonrhythmic drumming sequences reveals the human affinity for musical patterns.

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Retrieving Short-Term Memories

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 1, 2016

Neurons can continue to capture a short-term memory without continuous firing, researchers show.  

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Nascent Neurons Journey Through Newborn Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 6, 2016

Young cells make their way to the frontal lobe to create new circuits in the brains of infants, researchers report. 

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Early-Life Stress Affects Telomeres Later

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 3, 2016

An accumulation of stressful events in childhood is associated with shorter telomeres as a person ages, researchers report. 

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Feds Demand More Clinical Trial Reporting

By Kerry Grens | September 19, 2016

Expanded US Health and Human Services rules will require the results of more human studies to be made public.

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