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Academic Researchers at the University of California Form a Union
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
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
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
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
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.
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 4, 2019
Many researchers see the move to relax the rules as a welcome change, yet some are worried the revisions don’t take public concerns enough into consideration.
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
As Disease Batters Florida Reefs, Scientists and Community Fight Back
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 4, 2019
Stony coral tissue loss disease has already affected 80 percent of Florida’s coastal reef system. Now, a huge team of responders is working to slow its spread and prepare for future restoration efforts.
OMICS International Fined Over $50 Million for “Deceptive Practices”
OMICS International Fined Over $50 Million for “Deceptive Practices”
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 3, 2019
The publisher and conference organizer is ordered to pay the US government for what some report to be predatory behavior.
Opioid Settlement Money to Fund Addiction Research Center
Opioid Settlement Money to Fund Addiction Research Center
Ashley Yeager | Apr 3, 2019
Oklahoma dropped its lawsuit against OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma in exchange for a National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment in Tulsa.