FDA Approves Previously Rejected Muscular Dystrophy Treatment
FDA Approves Previously Rejected Muscular Dystrophy Treatment
The drug Vyondys 53 has met a surrogate endpoint of protein production, but there’s no clear proof it has a clinical benefit.
FDA Approves Previously Rejected Muscular Dystrophy Treatment
FDA Approves Previously Rejected Muscular Dystrophy Treatment

The drug Vyondys 53 has met a surrogate endpoint of protein production, but there’s no clear proof it has a clinical benefit.

The drug Vyondys 53 has met a surrogate endpoint of protein production, but there’s no clear proof it has a clinical benefit.

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<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s 2019 Gift Guide
The Scientist’s 2019 Gift Guide
Emily Makowski | Dec 13, 2019
Wishing you a sciency season’s greetings!
How Worms Avoid Eating Bad Bacteria and Warn Their Offspring Too
How Worms Avoid Eating Bad Bacteria and Warn Their Offspring Too
Jef Akst | Dec 12, 2019
A small RNA in Pseudomonas triggers an avoidance response in C. elegans that can be passed on to the next generation, according to research presented at this week’s meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology.
Gene Editing Makes Cells Evade Immune Attack In Vitro
Gene Editing Makes Cells Evade Immune Attack In Vitro
Emma Yasinski | Dec 12, 2019
To advance the possibility of off-the-shelf cardiac cell therapies, scientists devise an engineered cardiac stem cell that avoids stimulating a detrimental immune attack.
Fetal Gene Therapy Helps Mice with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Fetal Gene Therapy Helps Mice with Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Alejandra Manjarrez | Dec 11, 2019
The animals lived longer and showed milder symptoms than untreated mice, although they didn’t survive as long as wildtype mice.
Serotonin and Dopamine Responsible for the Pros and Cons of MDMA
Serotonin and Dopamine Responsible for the Pros and Cons of MDMA
Ruth Williams | Dec 11, 2019
A study in mice suggests serotonin release underlies the drug’s prosocial effects while dopamine mediates the rewarding properties that drive its potential for abuse.
Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security
Congress Set to Form Groups to Protect US Research Security
Emily Makowski | Dec 11, 2019
The National Defense Authorization Act calls for a new task force and roundtable to limit foreign government involvement in federally funded research.
Grandmother Orcas Help Young Whales Survive and Thrive: Study
Grandmother Orcas Help Young Whales Survive and Thrive: Study
Lisa Winter | Dec 11, 2019
Post-menopausal orcas tied to an increase in calf survival by providing food, care, and guidance.
KU Leuven Investigates Whether Stem Cell Scientist Falsified Data
KU Leuven Investigates Whether Stem Cell Scientist Falsified Data
Catherine Offord | Dec 10, 2019
Papers from Catherine Verfaillie’s lab have been drawing fire for years.
Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Circulating Fetal Cells Sequenced for Prenatal Testing Study
Emily Makowski | Dec 10, 2019
Trophoblasts, collected from the mother during a blood draw, can determine fetal genetic abnormalities currently diagnosed through amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling.