Skip to main content
Premium Trial:

Request an Annual Quote

Say Goodbye to Tomorrow's Stars

This opinion piece, from the chair of the biochemistry department at the University of Utah med school, says that the funding crunch in biomedicine will drive talented people away from careers in research. "The loss of future discoveries," he writes in the Salt Lake Tribune, "would be significant."

Here at GTO, we like to think of the funding crunch as the problem that keeps on giving.

 

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.