Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
A study compares verbal and math test scores to air quality measurements in China and finds a correlation.
Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance

A study compares verbal and math test scores to air quality measurements in China and finds a correlation.

A study compares verbal and math test scores to air quality measurements in China and finds a correlation.

gene therapy, disease & medicine, genetics & genomics
Two CAR T-Cell Therapies Greenlighted in Europe
Two CAR T-Cell Therapies Greenlighted in Europe
Jef Akst | Aug 28, 2018
Cancer treatments from Novartis and Gilead earn approval from EU regulators, but a first pass by the UK’s state-funded health service finds CAR T is too expensive. 
New Cell Type Discovered in Human Brains
New Cell Type Discovered in Human Brains
Catherine Offord | Aug 28, 2018
Rosehip neurons are not found in rodents. Perhaps they offer clues about what separates our brains from those of other animals.
Image of the Day: Kaleidoscope
Image of the Day: Kaleidoscope
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 27, 2018
A single transcription factor regulates a harlequin ladybird’s colors.
Francis Collins Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen
Francis Collins Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen
Ashley Yeager | Aug 24, 2018
Duped into an interview with the comedian, the NIH director caught on to the joke and seized it as a teaching opportunity.
Ebola Update: More Experimental Treatments, Health Workers at Risk
Ebola Update: More Experimental Treatments, Health Workers at Risk
Catherine Offord | Aug 23, 2018
The number of cases in Democratic Republic of Congo’s latest outbreak of the virus has now surpassed 100.  
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Japanese Authorities Recommend Not Regulating Gene Editing
Kerry Grens | Aug 22, 2018
Unlike judges in the European Union, a government panel in Japan says transgenic modification and genome editing are not the same.
Cell and Gene Therapy Tracker: Global CAR T-Cell Trials
Cell and Gene Therapy Tracker: Global CAR T-Cell Trials
The Scientist Staff | Aug 22, 2018
Investigators have launched numerous clinical trials that test the efficacy of the immunotherapy. Here is a global accounting of these experiments.
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
A Record Year for Measles Cases in Europe
Shawna Williams | Aug 21, 2018
The WHO reports more than 41,000 cases in the region in the first half of 2018.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
Ashley Yeager | Aug 17, 2018
NIDA pharmacologist Michael Baumann explains how “unscrupulous vendors” hijacked compounds used in neuroscience and turned them into dangerous drugs.