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C-Sections Tied to “Stunted” Microbiota in Newborns: Study
C-Sections Tied to “Stunted” Microbiota in Newborns: Study
Shawna Williams | Sep 18, 2019
Research on hundreds of babies finds the delivery method is linked with a greater abundance of taxa more frequently seen in hospitals.
RNA-DNA Chimeras Might Have Supported the Origin of Life on Earth
RNA-DNA Chimeras Might Have Supported the Origin of Life on Earth
Jef Akst | Sep 17, 2019
A new study finds mixtures of nucleotide types, rather than pure systems, are more likely to yield the building blocks of life.
GM Mosquito Progeny Not Dying in Brazil: Study
GM Mosquito Progeny Not Dying in Brazil: Study
Kerry Grens | Sep 17, 2019
The biotech Oxitec had released the genetically engineered insects with the hope that they would breed with wild populations and produce offspring that die young. But that’s not always happening.
Biogen, Eisai End Two Late-Stage Trials for Alzheimer’s Treatment
Biogen, Eisai End Two Late-Stage Trials for Alzheimer’s Treatment
Emily Makowski | Sep 16, 2019
The widely expected move comes months after the companies scrapped trials of another Alzheimer’s drug.
Chemist Christopher Dobson Dies
Chemist Christopher Dobson Dies
Ashley Yeager | Sep 16, 2019
The University of Cambridge scholar’s research on folding proteins advanced scientists’ understanding of illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Trump Administration Overturns Clean Water Regulation
Trump Administration Overturns Clean Water Regulation
Emily Makowski | Sep 16, 2019
The repeal will return the US to water standards from 1986.
Science Advisor William Happer to Leave National Security Council
Science Advisor William Happer to Leave National Security Council
Catherine Offord | Sep 13, 2019
An outspoken critic of the scientific consensus on anthropogenic climate change, Happer is returning to academia after a year in his White House role.
Science Under Maximum Pressure in Iran
Science Under Maximum Pressure in Iran
David Adam | Sep 13, 2019
From travel restrictions and publishing bans to currency collapse, the restoration of US sanctions has left researchers in Iran reeling.
Cancer Drugs in Development May Be Targeting Wrong Proteins
Cancer Drugs in Development May Be Targeting Wrong Proteins
Shawna Williams | Sep 12, 2019
A study of 11 drugs now in clinical trials suggests they do kill cancer cells—but through a different mechanism than indicated in previous research.