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CDC, FDA Warn Against Kratom Use

By Jim Daley | February 26, 2018

The herbal supplement, deemed an opioid by the FDA, was recently linked to a Salmonella outbreak in 20 states. 

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image: New Automated Tool Monitors Clinical Trial Reporting

New Automated Tool Monitors Clinical Trial Reporting

By Diana Kwon | February 22, 2018

The watchdog website FDAAA TrialsTracker names and shames human studies that breach the FDA’s requirements for reporting results.

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image: Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies

Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies

By Catherine Offord | February 20, 2018

Günter Blobel, known for his work on the signal hypothesis of protein targeting, has died from cancer at age 81.

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image: CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far

CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far

By Catherine Offord | February 16, 2018

The vaccine shows better-than-expected effectiveness against the most common and most virulent strain of influenza in children under 9 years old.

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image: First Blood Test for Concussion Approved by FDA

First Blood Test for Concussion Approved by FDA

By Kerry Grens | February 16, 2018

The diagnostic measures two proteins indicative of brain injury.

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image: Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer

Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer

By Ruth Williams | February 15, 2018

Stem cells and cancer cells have enough molecular similarities that the former can be used to trigger immunity against the latter.

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image: Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC

Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC

By Diana Kwon | February 13, 2018

Funds for the NIH and NSF would stay flat, while some agencies, including the FDA and NASA, would see increases.

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The Scientist speaks with a clinical toxicologist to discuss how the supplement acts in the brain and what the agency's declaration means for research.

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image: Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live

Biohacker Injects DIY Herpes Vaccine on Facebook Live

By Shawna Williams | February 5, 2018

The stunt, performed at a biohacking conference, was purportedly part of a two-subject trial of the genetically modified vaccine.

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Pectin fragments may signal plant cells to maintain a type of growth suited to darkness.

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