Revised Common Rule Will Help Reduce Burden on Researchers
Policy and Advocacy News
July 23, 2018 | Bloomberg
The Common Rule is a group of regulations aimed to protect human research participants that has been recently revised. US Health and Human Services released guidelines for research institutions to implement the revised common rule before revisions take effect six-months from now.
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July 25, 2018 | Nature
UK labs report a similar number of transgenic animals bred last year as in the previous year, a noticeable leveling off of trends to increasingly produce genetically modified animals over the past decade.
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July 25, 2018 | EOS
This op-ed discusses the nationalistic climate as a threat to science and argues for scientists to stand together for international and interdisciplinary collaboration. It emphasizes the importance of contributions of diverse perspectives in scientific progress.
Articles of Interest
July 26, 2018 | Science
In phase II clinical trials, Biogen’s and Eisai’s drug BAN2401 reduced early-stage Alzheimer’s patients’ cognitive decline by 30% more than placebo. Although promising, high-doses of the drug also resulted in brain swelling, forcing APOE4 carriers susceptible to brain swelling out of the trial. Their phase III study is expected to produce results by 2020 and follow-up studies will be closely and critically watched.
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July 25, 2018 | NPR
Studies indicate that firing rocket launchers can result in concussive symptoms including nausea, short-term memory loss, and dizzying. The long-term effects of repeated firing are unknown but some veterans suggest military personnel and veterans experience brain injury symptoms long after firing rocket launchers.
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July 25, 2018 | STAT
Zika virus selectively infects cells dividing and differentiating and has now been utilized to target neuroblastomas, cancers that develop in the embryonic cells of the sympathetic nervous system.
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July 19, 2018 | Nature
New research has mapped all neuronal connections in the fruit fly brain. Scientists hope the compiled 3D image will generate an understanding of the underpinnings of fly behavior.
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