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California Voters to Decide Future of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 24, 2020
If approved, Proposition 14 would authorize the state to sell $5.5 billion in bonds to extend the life of CIRM, which funds stem cell research. The ballot measure has its critics.
Physician Behind Surgisphere Scandal Switches Medical Licenses
Catherine Offord | Oct 23, 2020
Sapan Desai has inactivated his license in Illinois, where multiple malpractice lawsuits against him are pending, and obtained a new one in Ohio.
Mexican Senate Votes to Cut Research Funding, Disaster Relief
Lisa Winter | Oct 22, 2020
Government leaders claim the reductions are necessary to free up assets to deal with COVID-19 and address corruption in research.
SARS-CoV-2 Disables Key Components of Human Cells’ Defense System
Catherine Offord | Oct 22, 2020
Researchers detail how viral proteins interact with host RNA to disrupt the cell’s ability to fight back against infection.
-branded Journals Announce First Open-Access Deal
Max Kozlov | Oct 21, 2020
The agreement will enable authors at eligible German institutes to publish an estimated 400 open-access papers each year in Springer Nature journals from the
line of titles.
Scientists Discover New Human Salivary Glands
Diana Kwon | Oct 21, 2020
The findings may have implications for radiotherapy, a cancer treatment that can cause damage to salivary glands and leave lasting complications.
How to Reintroduce a Long-Lost Species
Shawna Williams | Oct 20, 2020
Conservation biologist John Ewen discusses the recent reintroduction of Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia after a 3,000-year absence and issues that need to be considered when bringing long-departed animals back into an area.
Baby Bottles Can Shed Millions of Microplastic Particles: Study
Max Kozlov | Oct 19, 2020
The project did not assess any implications for children’s health, but the authors recommend changing up how parents use baby bottles to reduce the amount of plastic in formula or breastmilk.
The Booming Call of De-extinction
W. S. Roberts | Oct 19, 2020
Scientists seek to combine genome editing with a technique used in chicken breeding to try to bring back lost birds.
Wheat Blast Arrives in Zambia, First Time in Africa
Munyaradzi Makoni | Oct 19, 2020
Experts fear the fungal pathogen will spread to other African countries, threatening wheat production.