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19:05 EDT 20th June 2018 | BioPortfolio

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Wednesday 20th June 2018

Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest

Celeste Kidd and Steven Piantadosi had sued the university over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against colleague Florian Jaeger.

Caffeine-Triggered Cells Help Control Blood Sugar in Diabetic Mice

Scientists engineered human cells to produce a molecule that stimulates insulin secretion in the presence of caffeine.

Positive Trial Results for Experimental DMD Gene Therapy

Preliminary data from Sarepta Therapeutics has exceeded expectations, causing a surge in company stock prices this week.

Dopamine Neuron Implants Ease Parkinsons Symptoms in Monkeys

The stem cell-derived transplants were stable for 24 months and led to wide-ranging behavioral improvements in the monkeys.

Image of the Day: Snacking on Snails

Five newly identified species of snakes suck the mollusks right out of their shells.

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis

The new technique uses an enzyme found in vertebrate immune systems to attach nucleotides to a growing strand.

New Database Expands Number of Estimated Human Protein-Coding Genes

Some scientists are not yet convinced that the list is accurate.

Deadly Wasting Syndrome Genetically Altered Sea Stars: Study

The surviving animals may have evolved genes that provided an advantage in fighting the disease.

Image of the Day: Multiple Choice

Photosynthesis can happen in more than one way.

Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals

Species with larger pancreatic cells tend to have shorter lives, according to a study.

Monday 18th June 2018

Opinion: Constrain Speculation to Protect the Integrity of Science

What we can know about biology before the last universal common ancestor is limited-and we should be circumspect in filling in the gaps.

Theranos Leaders Indicted For Fraud

Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges that allege the company's promise to revolutionize blood testing swindled investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and put patients in danger.

Image of the Day: Landing Blows

The smashing mantis shrimp is strategic in its attack on sea snails.

Sunday 17th June 2018

Senate, House Propose Funding Boosts for US Science Agencies

NASA, NSF, and NIH are expected to receive higher financial backing for the 2019 fiscal year, going above and beyond the President's proposed budget.

Saturday 16th June 2018

Interior Departments Screen of Meeting Abstracts Called Censorship

USGS scientists need approval from a political appointee before they can present research at two big geological conferences.

Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires

Todd Heatherton had groped students, according to allegations, and was facing termination.

Friday 15th June 2018

Image of the Day: Bend and Stretch

Circuits made from a novel material are more flexible than ever before.

Thursday 14th June 2018

Humans are Making Mammals Return to the Night Life

While shifts in behavior could help wildlife and people coexist, they might also affect the animals' survival.

Pressure Mounts for EPAs Scott Pruitt to Quit

Republicans and conservative media outlets are turning on the agency administrator as allegations of ethical misconduct and excessive spending pile up.

Laxative Causes Long-Term Changes to Mouse Microbiome

Acute bouts of diarrhea could have lasting effects on the microbiota and host immune system activation, a mouse study suggests.

Opinion: Three-Parent EmbryosA Slippery Slope?

The use of pronuclear transfer to treat infertility must first be backed by evidence it can work in cases where parents seek to avoid mitochondrial mutations.

Image of the Day: Ear Candy

Scientists recorded three different types of narwhal sounds in East Greenland.

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Even in the Bronze Age, Humans Altered Soil Chemistry

Ancient bones from Ireland reveal that farming has changed nitrogen composition in land for the last 3,000 years.

US State Department Names New Science Envoys

The five high-profile scientists are charged with helping strengthen international cooperation.

Many Species of British Mammals at Risk of Extinction

Numbers of the wildcat, greater mouse-eared bat, and black rat have critically fallen in the U.K.


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