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Newly Identified Virus Similar to Ebola, Marburg
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2019
Menglà virus, detected in bats in China, infects cells through the same host receptor targeted by the deadly pathogens.
Leader of Evo-Devo Field, Rudy Raff, Dies
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2019
The Indiana University professor was known for his research on the evolution of organismal development.
Rusty Gage Named President of Salk Institute
Shawna Williams | Jan 8, 2019
The neuroscientist had been serving as interim president since Elizabeth Blackburn stepped down last year following gender discrimination lawsuits against the institute.
Swiss Researchers Struggle to Get Animal Experiments Approved
Diana Kwon | Jan 8, 2019
Scientists say that increasingly rigorous licensing procedures have complicated research efforts—and in some cases, stopped experiments completely.
Eli Lilly Will Buy Loxo Oncology for $8 Billion
Ashley Yeager | Jan 8, 2019
Loxo focuses on cancer treatments based on tumor genetics, which will contribute to Lilly’s push in the cancer drug space.
AI App Identifies Rare Genetic Disorders from Photos of Patients’ Faces
Catherine Offord | Jan 8, 2019
Deep-learning algorithms could help doctors narrow in on the causes of certain medical conditions, say researchers.
Recording of “Sonic Attack” in Cuba Was Crickets: Scientists
Kerry Grens | Jan 7, 2019
Biologists say a sound suspected to have caused headaches, nausea, and possible brain damage among diplomats is actually of insects chirping.
Past President of the AACR, Waun Ki Hong, Dies
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 7, 2019
The former head of cancer medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center helped change clinical practice for laryngeal cancer and helped establish chemoprevention.
Scientists Suffer in Continued Government Shutdown
Jef Akst | Jan 4, 2019
As the second full week of lapsed funding comes to a close, some 800,000 federal employees are stuck at home, including some biologists.
Genetically Engineered Tobacco Does Photosynthesis More Efficiently
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 4, 2019
The modification beefed up plant biomass by 40 percent in field tests.