Embryo research provides a solid basis for developing better infertility treatments

A research group focused on embryos has begun its work in Finland, comprehensively surveying for the first time the short RNA molecules that regulate genome function during embryonic development. Information gained from human ova and embryos helps to understand problems occurring during pregnancy and develop increasingly effective infertility treatments. Not much is known about early […]

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Biogen says uptake on new Alzheimer’s drug slower than expected

Biogen Inc (BIIB.O) on Thursday said getting hospitals and clinics to use its new Alzheimer’s disease drug Aduhelm and insurers to reimburse it has been slower than it expected, as controversy mounts over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval process for the treatment. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based drugmaker’s top scientist also defended the science behind […]

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Massive Balloon the Size of a Soccer Stadium to Launch Telescope to Edge of Space to Study How Stars Form

The world’s biggest balloon, the size of a soccer stadium, is to be sent to the edge of space. The instrument—named Superpressure Balloon-borne Imaging Telescope, or SuperBIT—will fly above 99.5% of Earth’s atmosphere next April and will carry a wide field telescope to rival Hubble, but at a fraction of the cost. That’s according to […]

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