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Henry Heimlich, Maneuver Inventor, Dies

By Bob Grant | December 20, 2016

The famed surgeon, whose signature maneuver to clear the blockage in a choking victim’s throat, helped save thousands of lives.


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Mouse Immunology Paper Retracted

By Jef Akst | December 16, 2016

A finding of misconduct spurs the retraction of a Science paper claiming to have identified a protein in mice that boosted immunity to both viruses and cancer.

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image: Former WHO Director-General Dies

Former WHO Director-General Dies

By Tracy Vence | December 16, 2016

Halfdan Mahler, the third leader of the World Health Organization, has passed away at age 93.


image: Famed Pediatric Endocrinologist Dies

Famed Pediatric Endocrinologist Dies

By Kerry Grens | December 6, 2016

Melvin Grumbach, a clinician and researcher who described the hormonal dynamics of puberty and numerous endocrine disorders, has passed away at age 90.


image: USC Professor Fatally Stabbed

USC Professor Fatally Stabbed

By Jef Akst | December 5, 2016

Psychologist Bosco Tjan of the University of Southern California studied how people adapt as they lose their vision.  


image: Former NSF Director Dies

Former NSF Director Dies

By Joshua A. Krisch | December 5, 2016

Erich Bloch, a Holocaust refugee who rose to prominence as director of the National Science Foundation, has passed away at age 91.


image: Naive T Cells Find Homes in Lymphoid Tissue

Naive T Cells Find Homes in Lymphoid Tissue

By Karen Zusi | December 2, 2016

The human lymph nodes and spleen maintain unique, compartmentalized sets of naive T cells well into old age.


image: Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies

Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies

By Jef Akst | December 2, 2016

Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.


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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2016

The importance of science innovation, publishing and gender, and more

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image: Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys

Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 29, 2016

Life at the bottom of the pecking order ramps up inflammation, according to new research, an effect that appears to be reversible.


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