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Agenda: 2017 Community Engagement and Research Symposium

eScholarship@UMMS - Fri, 03/03/2017 - 11:00am

Agenda for the 6th annual Community Engagement and Research Symposium, held Friday, March 3, 2017 at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA.

Giant crack in Antarctic ice shelf spotlights advances in glaciology

news@nature - 1 hour 52 min ago

Rift through Larsen C ice shelf has grown to 175 kilometres, and collapse of nearby ice shelves could offer a glimpse of its future.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21507

The race to map the human body — one cell at a time

news@nature - 1 hour 52 min ago

A host of detailed cell atlases could revolutionize understanding of cancer and other diseases.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21508

Why the CRISPR patent verdict isn’t the end of the story

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From legal challenges to ongoing experimentation, the story of who owns the rights to CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing is still being written.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21510

Geologists spy an eighth continent: Zealandia

news@nature - 1 hour 52 min ago

This mostly submerged world should be recognized alongside Africa, Australia and others, argue some researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21503

Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak

news@nature - 1 hour 52 min ago

DNA of 500-year-old bacteria is first direct evidence of an epidemic — one of humanity's deadliest — that occurred after Spanish conquest.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21485

Ocean meadows scrub seawater of harmful bacteria

news@nature - 1 hour 52 min ago

Seagrasses keep waterborne pathogens in check, potentially benefiting people and coral reefs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21504

Ebola funding surge hides falling investment in other neglected diseases

news@nature - 1 hour 52 min ago

Global research funds for these illnesses are at their lowest levels for a decade, when cash for West Africa epidemic is excluded.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21505

Brain scans spot early signs of autism in high-risk babies

news@nature - 1 hour 52 min ago

Experts say replication is needed and other hurdles must be surmounted to apply findings to the clinic.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21484

Broad Institute wins bitter battle over CRISPR patents

news@nature - 1 hour 52 min ago

The US Patent and Trademark Office issues a verdict in legal tussle over rights to genome-editing technology.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21502

Human gene editing, a letter to President Trump and a no to homeopathy

news@nature - 1 hour 52 min ago

The week in science: 10–16 February 2017.

Nature 542 276 doi: 10.1038/542276a

The Turkish paradox: Can scientists thrive in a state of emergency?

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Political upheaval threatens Turkey’s ambitious plans for research and development.

Nature 542 286 doi: 10.1038/542286a

Fractal secrets of Rorschach's famed ink blots revealed

news@nature - 1 hour 52 min ago

The simplicity of the stains' repeating patterns is key to why we see so many images in them.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21473

Solar and wind energy propel growth in US renewables

news@nature - 1 hour 52 min ago

Capacity has grown threefold in the past decade, but the country still lags behind Europe and China in sustainable energy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21472

World’s largest wind-mapping project spins up in Portugal

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International team seeks better picture of wind as it moves over rugged terrain.

Nature 542 282 doi: 10.1038/542282a

Shout about the European Union’s success

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As people in other nations watch the UK prepare to sever ties, Herman Goossens urges more scientists to stress what the EU does for them.

Nature 542 273 doi: 10.1038/542273a

US science advisers outline path to genetically modified babies

news@nature - 8 hours 52 min ago

Modified human embryos should be allowed if researchers meet strict criteria, says long-awaited National Academies report.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21474

German scientists regain access to Elsevier journals

news@nature - 8 hours 52 min ago

Publisher restores access as negotiations for a nationwide licence continue.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21482

A Patient's Journey: The First That Was Almost Forgotten

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 3:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Invited to tell his story to a gathering of prostate cancer specialists, Howard Wolinksy had to elbow his way to the mic

Negative Trial in Metastatic RCC Still Generates Buzz

Headlines from MedPage Today® - Sun, 02/19/2017 - 2:00pm
(MedPage Today) -- Tecentriq-Avastin combo tops Sutent in PD-L1-positive group
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