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Multiple Possible Causes of Long COVID Come into Focus
Natalia Mesa | Sep 28, 2022
Recent studies have lent support for a variety of hypotheses explaining the debilitating symptoms affecting millions of people after SARS-CoV-2 infection.  
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Brush Up: What Is Stemness and Pluripotency?
Deanna MacNeil, PhD
Scientists study pluripotent stems cells to understand early development and how to use them in regenerative medicine, disease modeling, and drug discovery.
Illustration of light blue neurons with white amyloid plaques accumulating on their axons.
New Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Clinical Trial
Dan Robitzski | Sep 28, 2022
The Biogen-developed treatment, called lecanemab, appears to have a more clear-cut effect on slowing the disease than the company’s previous Alzheimer’s drug, Aduhelm.
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The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill’s Hidden Impacts on Mahi-Mahi      
Natalia Mesa | Sep 28, 2022
Mahi-mahi were more likely to be eaten and less likely to spawn after being exposed to sublethal concentrations of oil, raising concerns about the risks oceanic drilling pose to life in the ocean.
A full blood sample vial lying on top of a piece of paper that reads &ldquo;Acute lymphoblastic leukemia&rdquo;.
Targeting Leukemia with T Cells That Avoid Self-Destruction
Deanna MacNeil, PhD
Researchers found that naturally-occurring CD7-negative T cells avoid self-destruction and are good effectors in CAR T therapy for T cell blood cancers.
Lauren Gardner, this year&#39;s Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award winner, in front of the COVID-19 dashboard she helped create.
2022 Lasker Award Winners Announced
Katherine Irving | Sep 28, 2022
This year’s awards recognize work on integrins, noninvasive prenatal screening, and COVID-19 data tracking.
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Most Archaea and Bacteria Are Nameless. SeqCode Could Change That
Dan Robitzski | Sep 27, 2022
The Scientist spoke with microbiologist William Whitman about a new system of nomenclature for prokaryotic organisms that can’t be cultured.
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Armored CAR T Cells Break Through Immune Suppression in Solid Tumors
Jennifer Zieba, PhD
Researchers determined the safety and antitumor ability of genetically engineered CAR T cells that circumvent immune suppression in a prostate cancer phase I clinical trial.
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Researchers in Ian’s Path Brace for the Storm
Andy Carstens | Sep 27, 2022
With their laboratories prepared as well as possible for what’s now a Category 3 hurricane, all scientists in Florida can do now is wait.
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Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Lisa Winter | Sep 27, 2022
Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.
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Breast Cancer Cells Retrain T Cells to Invade Specific Tissues
Nele Haelterman, PhD
Scientists discover tumor-associated T cells that drive breast cancer metastasis to lymph nodes.
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Ford Foundation Sunsets Diversity Fellowships
Andy Carstens | Sep 27, 2022
For more than 50 years, the program has served as a pipeline to get more scholars of color into academic institutions.
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Drug Spurs Neuron Growth in Mice with Chronic Spinal Cord Injury
Natalia Mesa | Sep 27, 2022
A protein duo increases transcription of growth-related genes to enhance axon regeneration and boost plasticity, a study finds—but fails to improve mobility.
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Exposed: Environmental Echoes in Health - A Special Podcast Series
The Scientist Creative Services Team and Van Andel Institute
Epigenetic experts discuss how environment and diet leave lasting impressions on the human genome.