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Interim CNRS President Removed, Faces Data Manipulation Allegations
Ashley Yeager | Jan 23, 2018
Anne Peyroche has been acting president of the French science organization since last October.
Learning Opens the Genome
Ruth Williams | Jan 17, 2018
Researchers map learning-induced chromatin alterations in mouse brain cells, and find that many affect autism-associated genes.
Journal Pulls Planned Special Issue Due to Guest Editor’s Fake Credentials
Diana Kwon | Jan 16, 2018
Ashutosh Tiwari, who falsely claimed to be affiliated with Linköping University, is also under investigation for alleged scientific misconduct and fraud.
Neurons Use Virus-Like Proteins to Transmit Information
Diana Kwon | Jan 15, 2018
In mice and flies, the Arc protein forms capsids and carries genetic information.
Amid Criticism, University of Rochester President Steps Down
Kerry Grens | Jan 12, 2018
Academics had expressed disapproval with the college’s handling of sexual harassment allegations made against a brain sciences professor.
Long-Term Brain Rhythms Offer Possibility of Predicting Seizures
Diana Kwon | Jan 8, 2018
Researchers identify patterns of neural activity ranging from a few days to four weeks in individuals with epilepsy.
Primary Cilia in Neurons Linked to Obesity
Abby Olena | Jan 8, 2018
Three studies—one of mice and two of human genetics—describe the role of two proteins, adenylyl cyclase and melanocortin 4 receptor, in the development of obesity and diabetes.
Pfizer to Halt Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Drug Research
Jim Daley | Jan 7, 2018
The company’s recent effort to find new treatments for Alzheimer’s ended in disappointment.
Former Wayne State Cancer Researcher Lodges 19th Retraction
Shawna Williams | Jan 2, 2018
Fazlul Sarkar had unsuccessfully sued PubPeer to reveal the identity of a commenter who accused him of research misconduct.
Jef Akst and Katarina Zimmer | Jan 1, 2018
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