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Unexplored opportunities in the druggable human genome

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What does 2017 hold for science?

 
 
 

Expect researchers to glimpse an event horizon, continue striving for quantum supremacy and brace themselves for a political hangover. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Latest News  
 
 
 
 
 
 

NASA sets sights on asteroid exploration

04 January 2017
 
 

Missions to visit Trojan asteroids, and the metallic asteroid Psyche, would launch in 2021 and 2023. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

US scientists fear new restrictions on fetal-tissue research

04 January 2017
 
 

House Republicans conclude that tissue from aborted fetuses is of limited value for research and seek to reduce funding. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Mysterious cosmic radio blasts traced to surprising source

04 January 2017
 
 

Repeating bursts come from a faint, distant dwarf galaxy. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Google reveals secret test of AI bot to beat top Go players

04 January 2017
 
 

Updated version of DeepMind's AlphaGo program behind mystery online competitor. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

What's killing the world's shorebirds?

04 January 2017
 
 

Researchers brave polar bears, mosquitoes and gull attacks in the Canadian Arctic to investigate an alarming die off Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

China's ivory ban, spine-disease drug and dark-matter pioneer dies

04 January 2017
 
 

The week in science. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Scientists should not resign themselves to Brexit

04 January 2017
 
 

Leaving the European Union is not yet a done deal, and UK researchers must look past a pay-off and take a stand, says Colin Macilwain. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Argentina's researchers occupy science ministry

03 January 2017
 
 

Young scientists angry at budget cuts say they have been denied permanent jobs. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Quantum computers ready to leap out of the lab in 2017

03 January 2017
 
 

Google, Microsoft and a host of labs and start-ups are racing to turn scientific curiosities into working machines. Read More 

 
 
 
 
 
 

3D ocean map tracks ecosystems in unprecedented detail

03 January 2017
 
 

Tool to divide water masses into precise categories can help in conservation planning. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Scientists in Germany, Peru and Taiwan to lose access to Elsevier journals

23 December 2016
 
 

Libraries pursue alternative delivery routes after licence negotiations break down. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Bat banter is surprisingly nuanced

22 December 2016
 
 

The racket that Egyptian fruit bats make when jammed next to each other contains information about food, sleeping arrangements and mating attempts. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Fatal French clinical trial failed to check data before raising drug dose 

22 December 2016
 
 

Revelation from drug firm Bial prompts criticism from pharmacologists. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

2017 sneak peek: What the new year holds for science

22 December 2016
 
 

Expect researchers to glimpse an event horizon, continue striving for quantum supremacy and brace themselves for a political hangover. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 

Brain scan hints at first simple test for concussion

22 December 2016
 
 

Small study suggests long-sought biological marker for brain injuries. Read More

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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University of California - Davis 

 
 
 
 
 

Teacher position-Nanjing Institute of Technology

 
 

Nanjing Institute of Technology  

 
 
 
 
 

Jinan University: Thousand Young Talents Program

 
 

Jinan University 

 
 
 
 
 

Postdoctoral Position Yale University

 
 

Stefania Nicoli, PhD Internal Medicine and Pharmacology 

 
 
 
 

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