Morning Consult – It’s unlikely that a medical innovation measure or mental health legislation will move as standalone bills this year, but the measures could be voted on as one package, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn said Wednesday.
Science Daily – The scientists who discovered these circular "Princess Leia" brain activity oscillations think the waves are responsible each night for forming associations between different aspects of a day's memories.
ExtremeTech – Understanding the fully detailed role of DNA in the cell is still far beyond our reach, hidden behind barriers not of chemical sophistication but practical and computational understanding.
Scientific American – Through a quirk of regulatory history, many laboratory tests are not subject to the same medical standards as other tools used to identify risk for disease or to definitively diagnose a condition. These are called lab-developed tests, or LDTs.
Morning Consult – A top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee says his party won’t hold up work on a medical innovation bill to get provisions that aim to reduce drug prices, thanks to the election results.
STAT – The defective proteins that are widely thought to kill brain neurons and cause, or at least indicate, Alzheimer’s disease do not always have that calamitous result, raising more doubts about conventional approaches to diagnosing and finding treatments for Alzheimer’s.
Phys.org – A major breakthrough in the cloning of a resistance gene to eliminate wheat scab—a widespread disease responsible for millions of dollars in annual losses worldwide—has been achieved by a multi-institutional team of researchers.