Mouse Model Shows How Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the Gut
Mouse Model Shows How Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the Gut
Johns Hopkins’s Ted Dawson discusses his lab’s demonstration that misfolded α-synuclein can move from the stomach to the brain and cause physical and cognitive symptoms.
Mouse Model Shows How Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the Gut
Mouse Model Shows How Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the Gut

Johns Hopkins’s Ted Dawson discusses his lab’s demonstration that misfolded α-synuclein can move from the stomach to the brain and cause physical and cognitive symptoms.

Johns Hopkins’s Ted Dawson discusses his lab’s demonstration that misfolded α-synuclein can move from the stomach to the brain and cause physical and cognitive symptoms.

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Mouse Model Shows How Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the Gut
Mouse Model Shows How Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the Gut
Emma Yasinski | Jun 26, 2019
Johns Hopkins’s Ted Dawson discusses his lab’s demonstration that misfolded α-synuclein can move from the stomach to the brain and cause physical and cognitive symptoms.
Journals’ Plagiarism Detectors May Flag Papers in Error
Journals’ Plagiarism Detectors May Flag Papers in Error
Diana Kwon | Jun 25, 2019
One recent case, in which a scientist claims his submitted manuscript was rejected despite a lack of actual plagiarism, highlights the limitations of automated tools.
Machine Learning “Very Easy to Abuse”
Machine Learning “Very Easy to Abuse”
Carrie Arnold | Jun 24, 2019
Microbiologist Nick Loman talks about the power of artificial intelligence and the best way to use it.
Dying Cells Push the Mouse Immune System into Killing Tumors
Dying Cells Push the Mouse Immune System into Killing Tumors
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 21, 2019
Introducing either necroptotic cells or an enzyme that triggers necroptosis can wipe out cancer.
Parasites in Ancient Poo Reflect Neolithic Settlers’ Lifestyle
Parasites in Ancient Poo Reflect Neolithic Settlers’ Lifestyle
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 21, 2019
From an excavation of a site called Çatalhöyük, in modern-day Turkey, scientists recover preserved whipworm eggs—a sign of settling down and living in close quarters.
China Clamps Down on Foreign Use of Chinese Genetic Material and Data
China Clamps Down on Foreign Use of Chinese Genetic Material and Data
Emma Yasinski | Jun 17, 2019
New rules, which require international scientists to have a Chinese collaborator, go into effect July 1.
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 13, 2019
A decade-long study tallies the numbers of pest-eating, flower-pollinating hoverflies that travel to the UK every year, and illustrates their important ecological roles in southern Britain.
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 7, 2019
Two research groups demonstrate that in Caenorhabditis elegans, behavioral traits can be passed down through the germline to future generations, even though they aren’t hard-wired.
Judge Says FDA Can Stop Clinic from Selling Stem Cell Treatments
Judge Says FDA Can Stop Clinic from Selling Stem Cell Treatments
Emma Yasinski | Jun 7, 2019
The decision may facilitate the agency cracking down more effectively on the unproven interventions these companies sell.
Metabolism Hits a Ceiling in Athletic Endurance Feats
Metabolism Hits a Ceiling in Athletic Endurance Feats
Shawna Williams | Jun 5, 2019
In long-distance, physically taxing events, the amount of energy athletes can expend appears to peak at about 2.5 times their metabolic resting rate—a maximum likely dictated by how many calories they can digest.