Category: Science

Zoo Pregnancy Raises Hopes of Preserving White Rhinos

Victoria, a southern white rhino at the San Diego Zoo, was impregnated by artificial insemination on March 22 and, if all goes well, will birth the calf in summer 2019.

Slowing Global Warming Could Save a Majority of Earth’s Species

Following the ultimate goal of the Paris Agreement would benefit plants and animals around the world, according to a new study.

FDA Approves Drug to Ease Symptoms of Opioid Withdrawal

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first non-opioid drug for treatment of the symptoms of opioid withdrawal. Announcing the move in a press statement yesterday (May 16), the agency noted that

Chief Academic Officer Accused in Ongoing Research Scandal at UCL

New allegations of fraud committed under the watch of geneticist David Latchman were made last year.

Lizards’ Green Blood Evolved Four Times

The uncommon hue is present in skinks that aren’t closely related, but the advantage of the odd trait remains anyone’s guess.  

Climate Change Will Force Hundreds of Marine Species to Move

A study of 686 fish and invertebrates predicts that some animals will have to shift more than 1,000 kilometers to stay within tolerable temperatures.

Sweden Cancels Agreement With Elsevier Over Open Access

A consortium of institutions will not renew its contract with the publisher that ends in June, following the lead of organizations in other countries.

Huge Gender Disparity in Cancer Research Funding in U.K.

Men received both more and larger grants than women did, ending up with three times as much funding on average.

Researchers Develop a Drug Against the Common Cold

In an in vitro study, the compound completely blocked the replication of rhinoviruses.

Experimental Ebola Vaccine to be Used in DRC Outbreak

As the virus spreads in Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization is preparing to immunize people as soon as this week.

“Minibrains” May Soon Include Neanderthal DNA

Brain organoids engineered to carry the genetic material could reveal how our brains are similar to and different from those of our closest relatives.

Army Surgeons Grow Ear in Soldier’s Arm

The woman’s own cartilage was used to construct the transplant after she lost her left ear in a car crash.

Measles Cases On the Rise in England

The increase is associated with travel to Europe, where large outbreaks are occurring.

FDA Seeks to Block Two Unregulated Stem Cell Clinics

Two patients became legally blind after receiving treatments at the facilities.