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Graduate Student Unions Opt Out of Federal Recognition
Abby Olena | Feb 22, 2018
Student workers seek voluntary recognition of their unions by university administrators out of concern that political appointees may deny their unions legal status.
Want to Boost Reproducibility? Get Another Lab Involved
Jim Daley | Feb 22, 2018
Including as few as two labs in a study improved the odds of getting the true effect size by as much as 23 percentage points, according to a replication model.
Tumor Organoids Predict How Well Patients Respond to Cancer Drugs
Ruth Williams | Feb 22, 2018
Testing treatments on mini tumors may save time in identifying which therapies work best, a new study shows.
New Automated Tool Monitors Clinical Trial Reporting
Diana Kwon | Feb 22, 2018
The watchdog website FDAAA TrialsTracker names and shames human studies that breach the FDA’s requirements for reporting results.
Academics Protest China’s Censorship Requests
Shawna Williams | Feb 20, 2018
Scholars have formed a peer-review boycott to encourage journals to take a firm stance against requests to cull sensitive articles.
Sci-Hub Loses Domains and Access to Some Web Services
Diana Kwon | Feb 20, 2018
A few months after the American Chemical Society won its lawsuit against the pirate site, the game of virtual whack-a-mole continues.
Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer
Ruth Williams | Feb 15, 2018
Stem cells and cancer cells have enough molecular similarities that the former can be used to trigger immunity against the latter.
DNA Robots Target Cancer
Abby Olena | Feb 12, 2018
Researchers use DNA origami to generate tiny mechanical devices that deliver a drug that cuts off the blood supply to tumors in mice.
Cuts to Prevention and Public Health Fund Puts CDC Programs at Risk
Ashley Yeager | Feb 9, 2018
Reductions from the budget passed today and a $750-million shift of funds to the Children’s Health Insurance Program add pressure to public health initiatives, including immunizations and outbreak responses.
Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 8, 2018
Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression.