Seven Days in Life

15 – 21 October 2018


bearClimate change is about to make your beer more expensive
Extreme weather events are expected to reduce global barley production. Find source


girlA tailormade drug developed in record time may save girl from fatal brain disease
In less than a year, scientists went from sequencing Mila’s genome to giving her a synthetic RNA molecule that helps her cells ignore her genetic flaw and make a needed protein.  Find source



journa;China awaits controversial blacklist of ‘poor quality’ journals
But some researchers say the policy won’t succeed in improving research quality.  Find source



HIVVirus detectives test whole-body scans in search of HIV’s hiding places
To prevent the virus from rebounding after drug therapy, researchers must first map where it lurks in the body.  Find source

gutYour gut is directly connected to your brain, by a newly discovered neuron circuit
The human gut is lined with more than 100 million nerve cells—it’s practically a brain unto itself. And indeed, the gut actually talks to the brain. Find source

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