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Dutch Universities, Journal Publishers Agree on Open-Access Deals
Diana Kwon | Apr 17, 2018
Despite some difficult negotiations, academic institutions in the Netherlands have been securing subscriptions that combine publishing and reading into one fee.
Vision Restored: The Latest Technologies to Improve Sight
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 10, 2018
Cell implants, gene therapy, even optogenetics are making headway in clinical trials to treat various forms of blindness.
Texas Stem Cell Law Opens Door for Controversial Treatments
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 27, 2018
looks at one such Houston-based purveyor that has been treating patients abroad for years with mesenchymal stem cells.
Animals Start New Lives After Time in the Lab
Ashley Yeager | Mar 16, 2018
Scientists and others have been opening their homes to research animals after the studies conclude, with legislation in some states now mandating adoption.
What Scientists Can Learn From South African Labs About Water Conservation
Linda Nordling | Feb 27, 2018
As Cape Town nears drying up, researchers there have come up with simple ways to dramatically cut back on water use.
Love in the Scientific Literature
Cassandra Willyard | Feb 12, 2018
There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.
FDA Declares Kratom an Opioid. We’re Here to Explain What It Does.
Jim Daley | Feb 7, 2018
speaks with a clinical toxicologist to discuss how the supplement acts in the brain and what the agency's declaration means for research.
How Toxic is the World’s Most Popular Herbicide Roundup?
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 7, 2018
Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup, is designed to be toxic to plants, but scientists observe some untoward effects on animals in the lab.
How to Build a Better Flu Shot
Ashley Yeager | Jan 29, 2018
In the midst of a brutal influenza season, researchers are working toward a single vaccine that could ward off multiple strains of the virus.
“Retired” Mice Find New Life as Top Models for Autism
Jessica Wright | Jan 29, 2018
After years of obscurity, strains of mice with mutations in particular genes are thrust to the fore of autism research.