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Web Resource Reaches Out to Women in STEM

Researchers at Arizona State University will soon launch a new resource, CareerWISE, which "offers online personal resilience training for women in STEM fields," according to the school's release. The team behind CareerWISE aims to "strengthen women's skills to manage whatever personal and interpersonal challenges arise along the way to completing STEM graduate degrees and entering careers," through multimedia Web-based training and "hundreds of 'HerStory' … interviews with women who have successfully navigated the hurdles of graduate school in a variety of STEM fields," among other things. The Web site, which is supported as part of the National Science Foundation's $3.2 million endeavor to "address the loss of committed women from science and engineering doctoral programs," will launch on November 4.

The Scan

Pig Organ Transplants Considered

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Food and Drug Administration may soon allow clinical trials that involve transplanting pig organs into humans.

'Poo-Bank' Proposal

Harvard Medical School researchers suggest people should bank stool samples when they are young to transplant when they later develop age-related diseases.

Spurred to Develop Again

New Scientist reports that researchers may have uncovered why about 60 percent of in vitro fertilization embryos stop developing.

Science Papers Examine Breast Milk Cell Populations, Cerebral Cortex Cellular Diversity, Micronesia Population History

In Science this week: unique cell populations found within breast milk, 100 transcriptionally distinct cell populations uncovered in the cerebral cortex, and more.