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Found: A Cancer Drug’s Mechanism of Action
Ashley P. Taylor | May 21, 2019
As ONC201 moves through human clinical trials, scientists finally figure out that the compound and its analogs target a mitochondrial protease.
Brazilian Academics Protest Against Budget Cuts
Ignacio Amigo | May 21, 2019
Blocked resources and the suspension of research scholarships threaten the future of Brazilian science, academics say.
AI Accurately Detects Lung Cancer in Scans
Shawna Williams | May 21, 2019
An artificial intelligence program called a neural network exceeds radiologists’ ability to detect malignancies, but more testing is needed before using the program clinically.
Sea Levels May Rise Faster than Previously Thought: Study
Catherine Offord | May 21, 2019
A new analysis finds that ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica could lead to increases of 2 meters by the end of the century if carbon emissions are not reduced.
Students Sue University of Alaska over Professor’s Misconduct
Kerry Grens | May 20, 2019
Twenty current and former students claim anthropologist David Yesner sexually harassed them and that the college didn’t take action until years after the complaints started.
National Cancer Institute Will Stop Funding Nanotechnology Centers
Chia-Yi Hou | May 20, 2019
The Centers of Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence were established in 2005 through several phases of funding, which are reported to end next year.
Ebola Deaths Increase and Violence Threatens Safety of Operations
Chia-Yi Hou | May 17, 2019
More than 1,100 people have died in the current Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo that started in August 2018.
CRISPRed B Cells Produce Antibodies Against Hard-to-Treat Viruses
Katarina Zimmer | May 17, 2019
In line with previous research, a new study in mice demonstrates that B cells can be engineered to ward off infections, this time against respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
and Triceratops, New Family Tree Shows
Ashley Yeager | May 17, 2019
The finding overturns the idea that the insect’s first victims were bats and reveals that certain species started targeting humans as a side snack, not as a main meal.
New Hearing Device Isolates Voices
Jef Akst | May 17, 2019
An experimental hearing aid differentiates speakers and monitors the wearer’s brain activity to amplify the one she is trying to listen to.