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Interactive Infographic: The Global Business of Dying
Interactive Infographic: The Global Business of Dying
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2017
Throughout the world, laws governing how terminally ill patients can choose to die vary widely.
Interactive Infographic: State Laws for Medical Aid-in-Dying
Interactive Infographic: State Laws for Medical Aid-in-Dying
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2017
In six states and the District of Columbia, terminally ill patients can get a perscription for a life-ending drug, and several additional states are considering legalizing the practice.
Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid-in-Dying
Accessing Drugs for Medical Aid-in-Dying
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2017
A fraught market for the barbiturates prescribed to terminally ill patients who choose to end their lives has physicians turning to options outside big pharma.
Evidence for Human Lifespan Limit Contested
Evidence for Human Lifespan Limit Contested
Diana Kwon | Jun 28, 2017
Five groups of scientists criticize a widely publicized Nature paper from 2016 suggesting that humans can only live up to 115 years.
Monitoring Post-Mortem Gene Transcription in Mice and Zebrafish
Monitoring Post-Mortem Gene Transcription in Mice and Zebrafish
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 26, 2017
Genes linked to embryonic development, stress, and cancer are increasingly transcribed into RNA after these animals die.
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017
The facility—the first of its kind in Europe—will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies.
Cancer Immunotherapy Trial Suspended After Deaths
Cancer Immunotherapy Trial Suspended After Deaths
Kerry Grens | Jul 8, 2016
Juno Therapeutics asks the US Food and Drug Administration for permission to restart the CAR-T experiments without chemotherapy.
Genes Expressed After Death
Genes Expressed After Death
Tanya Lewis | Jun 23, 2016
Understanding postmortem gene expression could help researchers improve organ transplants and time-of-death estimates, according to studies on mice and zebrafish.
Silent Canopies
Silent Canopies
Jef Akst | May 1, 2016
A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.
Monkey See, Monkey Die
Monkey See, Monkey Die
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?