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In BMC Cancer this week, researchers in Italy and the US say that glioblastoma-derived leptin induces tube formation and growth of endothelial cells in the disease, and compared that with the effects of VEGF on glioblastoma. Leptin has been implicated in the formation and progression of glioblastoma; the hormone and its receptor are over-expressed relative to the surrounding normal tissue, the authors write.

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In Science this week: metagenomic-based technique for determining protein structure, and more.

An academic laments the rise of narcissism in the sciences, the Guardian reports.

Outgoing FDA commissioner Robert Califf writes in an editorial that the agency can help boost innovation.

The Trump transition team has asked NIH Director Francis Collins to remain at his post, though it's unclear for how long that will be.