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Thursday 22nd March 2018

President of SUNYs College of Environmental Science and Forestry Resigns

Quentin Wheeler's firing of department chairs earlier this year didn't sit well with university faculty members.

Proposed US Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding

NIH, NSF, and the DOE's Office of Science will be among the agencies with budget increases if the omnibus bill is passed.

Mouse Moms Behavior Affects Pups Genome Structures

Mice who get less attention from their mothers have more copies of a common retrotransposon in the genomes of their hippocampal neurons.

Bees Molecular Responses to Neonicotinoids Determined

Researchers pinpoint a protein that can metabolize at least one of the insecticides, highlighting a route to identifying compounds that are friendlier to the critical pollinators.

Waning Protection from Vaccination Explains Rise in Mumps Cases

A study finds that the vaccine's effects wear off as a person ages, suggesting a need for booster shots.

Image of the Day: Infection Imaging

A new technique could allow researchers to better understand bacteria-host interactions over the course of an infection.

Neanderthal Genomes Hint at Speciess Population History

DNA analysis gives clues to how the ancient hominin's population split and how they interacted with modern humans.

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Tau Production Increased in Alzheimers Patients

The findings suggest that faster synthesis, rather than decreased clearance, causes the protein to build up in neurons.

Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results

Two studies examining the effects of parents' ages on their offsprings' telomere lengths come to opposite conclusions.

Image of the Day: Flock of Algae

Volvox barberi actively organize themselves into large colonies that optimize space.

Investigation Finds Signs of Misconduct in Swedish Researchers Papers

Eight papers by Suchitra Sumitran-Holgersson, a tissue engineer at the University of Gothenburg, have been flagged for image manipulation.

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Worlds Last Male Northern White Rhino Dies

Only two members of the species are now left alive.

Kathy Matthews, Drosophila Geneticist, Dies

For decades, Matthews led two important repositories for fruit fly research: the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center and FlyBase.

BPA Exposure Alters Behavior and Brain Development in Mice: Study

The effects occurred after rodents consumed the chemical in levels 10- or 20-fold below the recommended daily dose for humans.

Image of the Day: Nuclear Pore Complex

The structure has a stress-resilient architecture reminiscent of suspension bridges.

Many Non-Antibiotic Drugs Affect Gut Bacteria

A new study finds that more than 200 human-targeted, non-antibiotic drugs inhibit the growth of bacterial species that make up part of the human microbiome.

Monday 19th March 2018

Opinion: No, FDA Didnt Really Approve 23andMes BRCA Test

Rather, the breast cancer mutation screen was classified as a type of medical device with obligations for the company to reduce risks to customers.

AIDS Researcher Emerges as Top Candidate to Head CDC

Robert Redfield would replace Brenda Fitzgerald, who resigned in January over unresolved conflicts of interest.

Zebrafish and Medaka Can Sense Magnetic Fields

Unlike in some animals, their sense of magnetoreception appears to be independent of blue light.

Louise Slaughter, Scientist and Congresswoman, Dies

Trained in microbiology, Slaughter championed science, women's health, and consumer protections as a member of the US House of Representatives.

Image of the Day: Puzzle Plants

The jigsaw-shape cells found in the epidermis of many plants may serve to reduce mechanical stress on cell walls.

Friday 16th March 2018

University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center

With the largest private gift to a public college, the new facility aims to infuse the local economy with fresh opportunities, but returns on the investment are anything but guaranteed.

Animals Start New Lives After Time in the Lab

Scientists and others have been opening their homes to research animals after the studies conclude, with legislation in some states now mandating adoption.

Elena Rybak-Akimova, Chemical Kinetics Expert, Dies

The chemist examined the role of activated oxygen molecules in biological processes.

Homo Sapiens Interbred With Denisovans From Two Different Populations

Researchers find that modern human populations carry distinct sets of genes from the extinct hominin species.

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