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Ramen Noodles Are Yummy

Everyone knows that postdocs are miserably underpaid, and CNN says it's due to the influx of foreign students. Lou Dobbs asks why so many visas are still being handed out. At the Daily Transcript, Alex Palazzo says Dobbs sees the right problem, but has the wrong answer. Palazzo says that most postdoc salaries are set by NIH guidelines. "So if you really care about the future of science in the US, Lou Dobbs, then lobby the government to change the guidelines issued by the NIH and other governmental agencies," he writes.

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.