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The finding confirms that a cluster of cells that directs the fate of other cells in the developing embryo is evolutionarily conserved across the animal kingdom.

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Image of the Day: Jasper the Cat

By The Scientist Staff | May 22, 2018

Researchers found a previously undiscovered hepadnavirus in an immunocompromised cat.

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Immunotherapy More Effective in Men: Study

By Kerry Grens | May 18, 2018

Women with metastatic cancer who were treated with a checkpoint inhibitor had a smaller benefit than did men.

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FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

By Catherine Offord | May 17, 2018

Lucemyra is the first non-opioid drug to be approved in the U.S. specifically for this purpose.

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Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?

By Ruth Williams | May 17, 2018

Moderate ultraviolet light exposure boosts the brainpower of mice thanks to increased production of the neurotransmitter glutamate.  

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Image of the Day: Lego Microscopy

By The Scientist Staff | May 16, 2018

With open-source software and Lego hardware, researchers have created a low-cost, automated method for cellular fluorescence microscopy.

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As the first personalized cell and gene therapies are approved from small clinical trials, researchers propose the creation of publicly accessible databases to pull together real-world results.  

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Researchers Develop a Drug Against the Common Cold

By Catherine Offord | May 15, 2018

In an in vitro study, the compound completely blocked the replication of rhinoviruses.

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Image of the Day: Cancer Spheroid

By The Scientist Staff | May 15, 2018

3-D balls of cells can be used to screen for potential cancer drugs.

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RNA Moves a Memory From One Snail to Another

By Ashley Yeager | May 14, 2018

Injecting molecules from a sea slug that received tail shocks into one that didn’t made the recipient animal behave more cautiously. 

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