A paper published last week in PLOS One indicates that Astute Medical's NephroCheck test can help predict development of acute kidney failure in patients after undergoing cardiac surgery.

In a study of 50 cardiac surgery patients at the University of Muenster, scientists led by Muenster researcher Alexander Zarbock found that the test could predict progression to AKI with a sensitivity of .92 and a specificity of .81.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

Researchers find a number of traits differ by sex and could affect mouse model studies, according to Reuters.

Tweaking the skin microbiome could help address some skin conditions, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: DNA methylation profiles of tumor tissue, gene dynamics in prokaryotes, and more.