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Big Pharma Picks up on Medical Marijuana
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 19, 2018
A Novartis subsidiary is partnering with a Canadian cannabis company to sell medical marijuana worldwide.
An Invasive Midge Could Wreak Havoc on Antarctica
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 19, 2018
The insects have already transformed parts of Signy Island in the South Atlantic Ocean and could drastically change Antarctic ecosystems if introduced by humans.
Number of Pets in Infancy Tied to Lower Allergy Risk
Shawna Williams | Dec 19, 2018
A study finds the effect is dose-dependent, with each additional pet further lowering the odds of developing allergies.
Plan S: The Ambitious Initiative to End the Reign of Paywalls
Diana Kwon | Dec 19, 2018
A funder-driven push for freely accessible scholarly literature has divided the scientific community.
Canadian Government Ending Networks of Centres of Excellence Program
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 18, 2018
The funding future is uncertain for researchers studying topics including cancer, stem cells, and the Arctic.
Steep Funding Cuts for Australian Science Announced
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 18, 2018
The budget slashes research funding by $328.5 million AUD for the next four years.
Tenured Biology Professor Sacked for Research Misconduct
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 17, 2018
Fei Wang, fired from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, falsified data on grant applications.
AI Networks Generate Super-Resolution from Basic Microscopy
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2018
A new study uses deep learning to improve the resolution of biological images, but elicits skepticism about its ability to enhance snapshots of sample types that it has never seen before.
Pterosaurs Sported Feathers, Claim Scientists
Anthony King | Dec 17, 2018
A controversy over pterosaurs’ plumage has taken off, with a new discovery pushing feather origins back 80 million years into the early Triassic.
Alzheimer’s-Related Protein Can Spread by Tainted Growth Hormone
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 14, 2018
A hormone treatment contaminated with amyloid-β given to mice caused the protein’s accumulation in their brains, suggesting the same could have occurred in humans given the therapy.