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Investigation Reveals FDA Allows Drugs Without Proven Clinical Benefit to Languish for Years on Accelerated Pathway

Process plagued by missing efficacy data and questionable evidence; Some experts argue that FDA’s standards for evidence are too low.…

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Exceptionally Preserved Fossil Sheds Light on the Evolution of How Dinosaurs Breathed

Life reconstruction of Heterodontosaurus vocalizing on a cool Jurassic morning. Credit: Viktor Radermacher Using an exceptionally preserved fossil from South…

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14,000 Scientists Warn of Imminent Climate Tipping Points

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate scientists have issued an updated climate emergency declaration, urging us to take them seriously…

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p53 Unleashes Endogenous Retroviruses to Tackle Tumors: Study

The tumor suppressing protein p53 has earned the nickname “guardian of the genome” because of its well-studied arsenal of techniques…

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Groundbreaking Sleep Researcher J. Allan Hobson Dies at 88

John Allan Hobson, a prominent sleep researcher and psychiatrist, died on July 7 at his Vermont home due to diabetes…

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Gut Microbes Help Coordinate Immune Activity in Mice

Microbes in a mouse’s gut synchronize the animal’s immune responses to its daily activity patterns, according to a study published…

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Liquid core fibers: A data river runs through them

The core of the kilometer-long optical fiber consists of glycerine throughout. Credit: Empa Data and signals can be transmitted quickly…

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Scientists Find Way to Navigate a Heavy Uphill Climb With Tiny Motors That Behave Like Rock Climbers

Heavy metallic microswimmers, made of rhodium (purple) and gold, swim around in a liquid solution. When confronting a sloped wall,…

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COVID-19 Associated With Long-Term Cognitive Dysfunction, Acceleration of Alzheimer’s Symptoms

Much has been learned about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the novel coronavirus, since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Wildfires are decimating the West and choking the East — it’s time for solutions

Wildfires are decimating the West and choking the East — it’s time for solutions by Irwin E. Redlener and Sean…

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