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Finding Your Own Somewhere Else

A post over at Science Progress dissects a recent Science report on multi-university collaboration. The study looked at 4.2 million papers published over three decades and found that while there was a 'remarkable and nearly universal rise since 1975 in the frequency of collaborations between authors located at different universities,' collaborations between two schools were more likely to be high impact than those coming out of work done at one school among several departments. In essence, "while geography is measurably less important to doing high-impact research, social stratification actually helps increase the gravitational pull of already dominant academic centers."

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.