This Week in Science

In Science this week, a team from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Research Foundation reports on the discovery that the interaction between a microRNA known as let-7 and a gene called lin-41 is partly responsible for why aging neurons lose the ability to regenerate. The scientists found that in Caenorhabditis elegans, let-7 inhibits the expression of lin-41, which helps promote neuron regeneration in older anterior ventral microtubule neurons.

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The New York Times editorial board weighs in on scientific research misconduct.

The European Commission says it won't take funds from the European Research Council's budget for its new European Fund for Strategic Investment.

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