Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Some researchers and animal rights groups are amplifying their opposition to an assay that measures how long a rodent tries to stay afloat.
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel

Some researchers and animal rights groups are amplifying their opposition to an assay that measures how long a rodent tries to stay afloat.

Some researchers and animal rights groups are amplifying their opposition to an assay that measures how long a rodent tries to stay afloat.

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Pioneer in Bioethics Daniel Callahan Dies
Pioneer in Bioethics Daniel Callahan Dies
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 22, 2019
He was the cofounder of the Hastings Center and wrote nearly 50 books on topics including abortion, aging, and medical progress.
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 19, 2019
The agency argues that chlorpyrifos is one of few “cost-effective options” for controlling certain farm pests.
Neuroscientist Rahul Desikan Dies
Neuroscientist Rahul Desikan Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2019
He developed an MRI-based map of the human cortex, discovered genetic risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases, and wrote about his struggles with ALS.
WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency
WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 18, 2019
The current outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has been going on for nearly a year, and the new status could bring in more funding and assistance.
<em>C. elegans&nbsp;</em>Healthier Without Longevity Gene
C. elegans Healthier Without Longevity Gene
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 17, 2019
Worms with the reproduction-related TCER-1 gene deleted could fight off infection for longer and survived better when exposed to heat and radiation.
Virologists Escorted Out of Lab in Canada
Virologists Escorted Out of Lab in Canada
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 16, 2019
Police are investigating “possible policy breaches” at the National Microbiology Laboratory.
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
Jef Akst | Jul 16, 2019
In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”
Measles Kills Thousands in Democratic Republic of Congo
Measles Kills Thousands in Democratic Republic of Congo
Shawna Williams | Jul 16, 2019
Deaths attributed to the disease have outpaced those from Ebola this year.
Genetic Study Points to Metabolic Roots of Anorexia Nervosa
Genetic Study Points to Metabolic Roots of Anorexia Nervosa
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 15, 2019
Some variants implicated in the disease are also linked to other psychiatric disorders.