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Colombian biologist cleared of criminal charges for posting another scientist's thesis online

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Diego Gómez had faced up to eight years in jail in closely-watched copyright case whose verdict has been appealed.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22057

Fund to curb outbreaks and chronic disease on the chopping block

Nature News - Hace 3 horas 16 mins

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stands to lose 12% of its budget through proposed cuts in the American Health Care Act.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21963

Fleeting phase of planet formation discovered

Nature News - Hace 3 horas 16 mins

These celestial bodies coalesce into objects shaped like giant red blood cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22039

Tissue-indepedent cancer drug gets fast-track approval from US regulator

Nature News - Hace 3 horas 16 mins

Treatment will be given to patients based on a tumour’s molecular markers, rather than its location in the body.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.22054

Drop in cases of Zika threatens large-scale trials

Nature News - Hace 6 horas 18 mins

Studies are struggling to recruit participants following a marked drop in cases of the virus.

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Quantum computing, election pledges and a thief who made science history

Nature News - Hace 9 horas 20 mins

The week in science: 19–25 May 2017.

Nature 545 390 doi: 10.1038/545390a

The best-kept secrets to winning grants

Nature News - Hace 12 horas 25 mins

With competition for research funding approaching an all-time high, experts reveal their top tips and tricks.

Nature 545 399 doi: 10.1038/545399a

Ancient-genome study finds Bronze Age ‘Beaker culture’ invaded Britain

Nature News - Hace 12 horas 25 mins

Famous bell-shaped pots associated with group of immigrants who may have displaced Neolithic farmers.

Nature 545 276 doi: 10.1038/545276a

From blue and black dresses to turbine blades -- here's the science of 'fake fake' photographs

EurekAlert! - Mar, 05/23/2017 - 22:00
A new study reveals the science behind a 'trick of the light' that made high-profile photographs of a major piece of public art appear 'faked' despite the pictures being entirely genuine. Vision science researchers found images of the 75-meter long wind turbine appeared super-imposed because of a visual illusion caused by light reflections playing on preconceived notions about how objects are lit in natural settings, altering the object's shape to the human eye.

Fighting forgery with paper fingerprints

EurekAlert! - Mar, 05/23/2017 - 22:00
Newcastle University's cyber team have found a simple new way to prevent forgery of official documents such as certificates and passports.

Rates of suicide 'worrying' among people with autism, say experts

EurekAlert! - Mar, 05/23/2017 - 22:00
Suicide rates among people with autism in England have reached 'worryingly' high levels, according to experts writing in the Lancet Psychiatry today.

Drug for refractory psoriatic arthritis shows promise in clinical trial

EurekAlert! - Mar, 05/23/2017 - 22:00
In a pivotal phase-3 clinical trial led by a Stanford University School of Medicine investigator, patients with psoriatic arthritis for whom standard-of-care pharmaceutical treatments have provided no lasting relief experienced a significant reduction in symptoms, including joint tenderness and swelling, when they were given a new drug.

Cuts to addiction services in England are 'a false economy' warns expert

EurekAlert! - Mar, 05/23/2017 - 22:00
Cuts to addiction services in England are a false economy and are instead increasing pressure elsewhere in the NHS, warns an expert in The BMJ today.

Pregnancy complications linked to heightened heart disease risk in young adult offspring

EurekAlert! - Mar, 05/23/2017 - 22:00
Complications of pregnancy, such as high blood pressure and infections, are linked to a heightened risk of early coronary heart disease in the young adult offspring, finds research published in the online journal Heart Asia.

Large market share for non-quality-assured malaria medicines in Africa

EurekAlert! - Mar, 05/23/2017 - 22:00
A new study of malaria medicine quality in eight sub-Saharan African countries has found a large and potentially growing market for non-quality-assured (QA) malaria treatments -- medicines not pre-approved by global health organizations -- as much as 20 percent of the private-sector market in Kenya, and 42 percent in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Breakthrough in how autopsy practice is conducted worldwide

EurekAlert! - Mar, 05/23/2017 - 22:00
Research suggests non-invasive post-mortem should become future standard first-line test in natural death.

Happiness and harm awareness could keep young people from drinking and smoking

EurekAlert! - Mar, 05/23/2017 - 22:00
Promoting young people's levels of well-being and making them aware of the harms of smoking and drinking could keep them away from alcohol and cigarettes, according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Public Health.

Harvard Medical School expert calls for protection of critical gains made in cancer care under ACA

EurekAlert! - Mar, 05/23/2017 - 22:00
As the White House moves forward with its efforts to repeal Obamacare, it should strive to preserve -- and further boost -- these important advances, according to an introduction penned by Harvard Medical School professor health care policy expert Nancy Keating, who served as guest editor for the issue.

Labeling a bacterial cell 'jacket'

EurekAlert! - Mar, 05/23/2017 - 22:00
A team of researchers from the University of Delaware have discovered how to label and light the sugar backbone of a bacterial cell wall. The findings will advance immune system research.

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