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FDA, New York Attorney General Go After Stem Cell Clinics
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 8, 2019
Warning letters and lawsuits attempt to regulate an industry providing treatments that may have serious health risks.
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Turns Back Clock on Memory
Jef Akst | Apr 8, 2019
The approach temporarily improved the performance of older adults on memory tasks to be on par with people in their 20s.
Humane Society Successfully Campaigns to End Pesticide Test on Dogs
Shawna Williams | Apr 8, 2019
After the release of an undercover investigation, Corteva Agrisciences announces it will release 36 beagles for rehoming.
Cats Perk Up at the Sound of Their Own Names
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 5, 2019
The familiar word elicits a twitch of the ears or swish of the tail, suggesting felines can distinguish their names from other words.
Sydney Brenner, mRNA Discoverer, Dies
Kerry Grens | Apr 5, 2019
One of the foremost molecular biologists of the 20th century, the Nobel laureate established
as a model organism, mapping its genes and development.
Academic Researchers at the University of California Form a Union
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 5, 2019
The university drops its objections and comes to an agreement on who can be included in Academic Researchers United.
Microbes May Take Some of the Blame for the Reproducibility Crisis
Emma Yasinski | Apr 5, 2019
Scientists find varied microbiota among the same strain of mice from four vendors—and that variability affects their susceptibility to infection.
Q&A: Epigenetic Therapies for Breast Cancer
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 4, 2019
Breast cancer researcher and oncologist Nancy Davidson discusses what we’ve learned from the first wave of epigenetic trials for breast cancer, and what challenges lie ahead before such therapies reach the clinic.
NIH Tightens Security, Blocking Iranian Scientists from Campus
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 4, 2019
Two scientists, who came to the Bethesda campus to give presentations, hold US green cards and had previously visited without incident.
Thirst and Drinking Spark Widespread Activity in the Mouse Brain
Ruth Williams | Apr 4, 2019
Researchers have recorded tens of thousands of brain cells in mice as the animals transitioned from feeling thirsty to quenched.