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National Academies: Policies Must Change to Curb Sexual Harassment
National Academies: Policies Must Change to Curb Sexual Harassment
A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that despite increased attention on inappropriate behavior, efforts to reduce misconduct have not worked.
National Academies: Policies Must Change to Curb Sexual Harassment
National Academies: Policies Must Change to Curb Sexual Harassment

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that despite increased attention on inappropriate behavior, efforts to reduce misconduct have not worked.

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine found that despite increased attention on inappropriate behavior, efforts to reduce misconduct have not worked.

The Nutshell
Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018 | 2 min read
Celeste Kidd and Steven Piantadosi had sued the university over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against colleague Florian Jaeger.
Anheuser-Busch Won’t Fund Controversial NIH Alcohol Study
Shawna Williams | Jun 11, 2018 | 2 min read
The company’s announcement comes weeks after enrollment was suspended.
Blood Test Predicts Pregnancy Due Date
Kerry Grens | Jun 7, 2018 | 2 min read
A small study based on circulating RNA in the blood of moms-to-be describes a technique that could be used to help predict who’s most at risk of preterm labor.
Nobel-Winning Biochemist Paul Boyer Dies
Shawna Williams | Jun 7, 2018 | 2 min read
The UCLA researcher was lauded for figuring out how ATP synthase works.
MyHeritage Account Data Compromised in “Cybersecurity Incident”
Catherine Offord | Jun 6, 2018 | 2 min read
A security researcher found the email addresses and encrypted passwords of more than 92 million users of the genealogy site on a private server outside the company.
Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 6, 2018 | 2 min read
They may be a prospective source for an influenza pandemic, researchers warn.  
Microbiome Differences Between Farmers and City-Dwellers Start Early
Shawna Williams | Jun 5, 2018 | 2 min read
Compared with their urban counterparts, babies and toddlers in rural Nigeria have gut microbiota that more closely resembles that of adults in their community.
Companies to Help People Sell or Rent Out Their Health Data
Catherine Offord | Jun 5, 2018 | 2 min read
Luna DNA, Nebula Genomics, and other “bio-brokers” will allow customers to make money by granting access to their genetic and personal information for research purposes.
A T-Cell Tweak Combats Advanced Breast Cancer
Ashley Yeager | Jun 5, 2018 | 2 min read
The immunotherapy eliminated a woman’s metastatic lesions and kept her disease-free for two years.
Immunotherapy Drug Shows Promise for Melanoma, Lung Cancer
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 4, 2018 | 2 min read
Merck’s Keytruda extended the lives of lung cancer patients by several months and appeared to stop the progression of advanced melanoma.  
Pioneering Heart Transplant Program Suspended
Kerry Grens | Jun 4, 2018 | 2 min read
The move by Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center follows an investigative news report detailing surgical errors and poor research practices.
Study Finds No Race or Gender Bias in Grant Peer Review
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2018 | 2 min read
The paper’s authors say bias may nevertheless be present in other steps of the granting process.
New Liquid Biopsy Detects Cancer at Earlier Stages Than Currently Possible
Jim Daley | Jun 1, 2018 | 2 min read
The test can pick up several types of cancer, including pancreatic and ovarian, years before symptoms appear.
Life Reemerged Just Years After Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact
Ashley Yeager | May 30, 2018 | 2 min read
Nutrient-rich water helped marine organisms reinhabit Chicxulub crater relatively quickly after the mass-extinction event.
In Utero Transplant in First Clinical Trial Successful
Jim Daley | May 30, 2018 | 2 min read
Doctors treated the fetus, who has alpha thalassemia major, with cells from her mother’s bone marrow.
More Vaccinations, Experimental Drugs as Potential Ebola Contacts Rise
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 30, 2018 | 2 min read
The World Health Organization predicts the number of cases in Democratic Republic of Congo will rise up to 300 by July.  
Wolf-like Animal Baffles Montana Scientists
Jim Daley | May 29, 2018 | 2 min read
Specialists from the state’s Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks are working to determine what creature a rancher shot and killed.
Placental Health Influences Baby’s Future Schizophrenia Risk, Study Suggests
Shawna Williams | May 29, 2018 | 1 min read
Complications during pregnancy may act via the placenta to magnify the effects of genetic risk factors.
USC President Steps Down in Wake of Gynecologist Scandal
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 29, 2018 | 1 min read
An uproar over the university’s handling of sexual misconduct accusations led to C.L. Max Nikias’s resignation.  
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