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  1. Global initiative seeks 1,000 new cancer modelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | NatureNews

    An international collaboration of cancer-research heavy-weights aims to grow 1,000 new cell lines for scientists to study - and that could be just the beginning. The Human Cancer Models Initiative announced its pilot project on 11 July, and intends to complete the initial 1,000 models within 3 years.


  2. Post-Doctoral FellowRead the original story

    Friday Jul 1 | Nature Neuroscience

    Post-Doctoral Fellow Mood, Brain & Development Unit National Institute of Mental Health National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services Bethesda, MD The developmental origins of variations in mood remain a mystery. We, at the new Mood, Brain & Development Unit aim to discover the mechanisms by which young people's mood changes in relation to their environment across the spectrum of depression and related conditions.


  3. Muddled meanings hamper efforts to fix reproducibility crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | NatureNews

    A semantic confusion is clouding one of the most talked-about issues in research. Scientists agree that there is a crisis in reproducibility, but they can't agree on what 'reproducibility' means.


  4. US law could increase postdoc pay - and shake up research systemRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Nature

    A change in US labour regulations will render many postdocs eligible for overtime pay - and create an incentive to raise their wages. The law may ultimately mean fewer postdocs.


  5. The risk of re-identification versus the need to identify individuals in rare disease researchRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | European Journal of Human Genetics

    Tel: +46 763 41 20 50; Fax: +46 18 471 6675; E-mail: [email protected] There is a growing concern in the ethics literature and among policy makers that de-identification or coding of personal data and biospecimens is not sufficient for protecting research subjects from privacy invasions and possible breaches of confidentiality due to the possibility of unauthorized re-identification. At the same time, there is a need in medical science to be able to identify individual patients.


  6. US law could increase post-doc pay - and shake up research systemRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | NatureNews

    A change in US labour regulations will render many postdocs eligible for overtime pay - and create an incentive to raise their wages. The law may ultimately mean fewer postdocs.


  7. The week in science: 22-28 April 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | Nature

    Contamination risk Several clinical trials at US National Institutes of Health facilities have been suspended in response to safety violations at manufacturing facilities. Two NIH labs - one that manufactures immune cells for use in patients at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland; the other that makes brain-imaging molecules at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda - were shut down last week after contamination risks had been found.


  8. Antibody infusions provide long-term defence against HIV-like infectionRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 27, 2016 | NatureNews

    A single infusion of antibodies can protect monkeys from infection with a virus that is similar to HIV for nearly six months. The finding provides further evidence that antibodies - specialized proteins that the body produces to fight infections - could one day be used as a method to prevent people from becoming infected with HIV.


  9. NIH suspends clinical trials after contamination risk discoveredRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | NatureNews

    The US National Institutes of Health has suspended two manufacturing facilities that were found to be at risk of contaminating materials for use in patients, the agency announced on 19 April. Several clinical trials that use products made by those facilities are also on hold and will not be recruiting new patients until the issues are resolved.


  10. "A field of crop scientists" - Twitter delivers collective nouns for researchersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | Nature

    When cancer researcher Ritankar Majumdar published a blog post about the collective names of doctors and scientists on 2 February, he had no idea he would inspire #scientistherdnames . Hundreds of tweets with the hashtag, including "a cloud of data scientists" and "a nucleus of physicists", soon dominated scientists' Twitter streams.


  11. Obama makes risky bid to increase science spendingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2016 | NatureNews

    With less than a year before he leaves office, US President Barack Obama is making a strong push to increase spending on scientific research. His fiscal year 2017 budget plan, released on 9 February, calls for a 4% bump in research and development funding across the federal government.


  12. MiR-298 Counteracts Mutant Androgen Receptor Toxicity in Spinal and Bulbar Muscular AtrophyRead the original story

    Feb 9, 2016 | Molecular Therapy

    E-mail: [email protected] Received 24 August 2015; Accepted 4 January 2016 Accepted article preview online 12 January 2016; Advance online publication 9 February 2016 Spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy is a currently untreatable adult-onset neuromuscular disease caused by expansion of a polyglutamine repeat in the androgen receptor . In SBMA, as in other polyglutamine diseases, a toxic gain of function in the mutant protein is an important factor in the disease mechanism; therefore, reducing the mutant protein holds promise as an effective treatment strategy.


  13. Gene Therapy Restores Hair Cell Stereocilia Morphology in Inner Ears of Deaf Whirler MiceRead the original story

    Feb 8, 2016 | Molecular Therapy

    Correspondence: Wade W Chien, Neurotology Program, NIDCD, National Institutes of Health, Address: 31A Convent Drive, Room 1F220, Bethesda, Maryland 20892–3729, USA. E-mail: [email protected] Received 3 May 2015; Accepted 10 August 2015 Accepted article preview online 26 August 2015; Advance online publication 20 October 2015 Hereditary deafness is one of the most common disabilities affecting newborns.


  14. Trade talk: Neuro connectorRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2016 | Nature

    Dorothy Jones-Davis is a scientific project manager at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, where she helps companies, non-profit organizations and other institutions to collaborate on projects to understand Alzheimer's disease . After completing my PhD, I moved on to a postdoc and was considering faculty positions because that's what I was surrounded with.


  15. Retinal vessel structure measurement using spectral-domain optical coherence tomographyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | Eye

    Correspondence: SH Byeon, Department of Ophthalmology, Severance Hospital, Institute of Vision Research, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 120-752, South Korea Tel: +82 2 2228 3570; Fax: +82 2 312 0541. E-mail: [email protected] To assess the reliability and validity of spectral-domain optical coherence tomography measurements of retinal vessel lumen diameters and wall thicknesses.


  16. Index-based dietary patterns and risk of lung cancer in the NIH-AARP diet and health studyRead the original story

    Jan 6, 2016 | European Journal of Clinical Nutrition

    European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 70, 123–129; doi:10.1038/ejcn.2015.122; published online 12 August 2015 3Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Washington University in St Louis, St Louis, MO, USA Correspondence: Dr G Anic, Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 6E316, Bethesda, MD 20892-9762, USA. E-mail: [email protected] Dietary pattern analysis considers combinations of food intake and may offer a better measure to assess diet–cancer associations than examining individual foods or nutrients.


  17. Genomics: DNA and diasporasRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Nature

    Genetic analyses, including research on the origins of Europeans, have been invaluable in clarifying disputed or unresolved aspects of population history. Yet studies of the genetics of African diasporas, including those in the Americas, are in their infancy.


  18. Epidemiologic studies of the human microbiome and cancerRead the original story

    Jan 5, 2016 | British Journal of Cancer

    Previously detected associations of individual bacteria , periodontal disease, and inflammation with specific cancers have motivated studies considering the association between the human microbiome and cancer risk. This short review summarises microbiome research, focusing on published epidemiological associations with gastric, oesophageal, hepatobiliary, pancreatic, lung, colorectal, and other cancers.


  19. Fluoxetine Facilitates Fear Extinction Through Amygdala EndocannabinoidsRead the original story

    Nov 18, 2015 | Neuropsychopharmacology

    There are also known functional interactions between the eCB and serotonin systems and preliminary evidence that antidepressants cause alterations in brain eCBs. However, the potential role of eCBs in mediating the facilitatory effects of fluoxetine on fear extinction has not been established.


  20. Runx1 repression by histone deacetylation is critical for...Read the original story

    Jan 6, 2016 | Leukemia

    Correspondence: Dr JP Maciejewski, Department of Translational Hematology and Oncology Research, Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic, R40, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA E-mail: [email protected] ; Dr Y Du, Department of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Bethesda, MD 20814, USA.


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