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Failed Alzheimer's trial does not kill leading theory of disease

23 November 2016

The drug, and others based on the 'amyloid hypothesis', are still being tested in other, different trials. Read More


UK scientists excited by surprise £2 billion government windfall

23 November 2016

Cash to include fund modelled on DARPA, the US Pentagon's research arm – but how much will go to basic research is unclear. Read More


Malaria vaccine, peatland protection and a string of satellites

23 November 2016

The week in science: 18–24 November 2016. Read More

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The sparrow with four sexes

23 November 2016

Elaina Tuttle spent her life trying to understand the bizarre chromosome evolution of a common bird — until tragedy struck. Read More


NgAgo gene-editing controversy escalates in peer-reviewed papers

23 November 2016

One paper describes surprising results in zebrafish embryos, another lists failed replication efforts. Read More


External brain stimulation goes deep

22 November 2016

Applying electrical currents to mouse skulls suggests method to activate remote regions in the brain without the need for surgery. Read More


Peer-review 'heroes' do lion's share of the work

22 November 2016

Imbalance exists even though supply of reviewers outstrips demand, study suggests. Read More


First Middle Eastern X-ray factory readies for action

22 November 2016

SESAME project is set to revolutionize science in the region but is strapped for cash. Read More


Immigrant and minority scientists shaken by Trump win

22 November 2016

Worries include job prospects, discrimination — and safety. Read More


Stand firm on hormone disruptors

22 November 2016

Ahead of a key meeting on endocrine-disrupting chemicals, Leonardo Trasande argues that policy must follow the science. Read More


Cautious welcome for UK government's vague £2-billion research pledge

21 November 2016

Questions remain around commitment to boost science investment. Read More


Geneticists hope to unlock secrets of bats' complex sounds

18 November 2016

Project to sequence the DNA of more than 1,000 species seeks to reveal how bats learn to communicate. Read More


Brazil's scientists battle to escape 20-year funding freeze

18 November 2016

Cap at current spending levels could spell 'end of science in Brazil', researchers say. Read More


UK politicians demand Brexit guarantee for EU scientists

17 November 2016

Influential committee says researchers need assurances that they can stay after UK leaves European Union. Read More


Laser used to control mouse's brain — and speed up milkshake consumption

17 November 2016

The ability to control very small groups of neurons could have big implications for brain science. Read More


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