STAT – An experimental gene therapy for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, licensed to Sarepta Therapeutics, produced jaw-dropping increases in a crucial muscle protein normally missing in patients with the disease.
The Associated Press – The NCAA settled a lawsuit Friday with the family of a former University of Texas football player that accused the organization of being responsible for his brain injuries and death decades after his playing career.
The Garden Island – The safety of the restricted use pesticide has been up for debate on both the national and state stages; in 2015, the EPA recommended that chlorpyrifos be banned from all food crops.
WardsAuto – Rules and standards are needed for making safer autonomous vehicles, while marketing can be a hindrance to their safe operation, say panelists.
STAT – Sexual harassment takes a significant toll on women in academic science and medicine — and there’s no evidence that current policies are significantly helping to stem the issue.
Quartz – The NCAA dropped the ball when it came to protecting football players’ brains, argues the widow of a deceased player in a lawsuit about the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Nano and Other Emerging Chemical Technologies Blog – The program requires cleaning products to disclose chemical ingredients and identify online any ingredients that appear on authoritative lists of chemicals of concern.
The Washington Post – A Chinese government investigation has shed no light on why a US diplomat fell ill at the consulate in Guangzhou after hearing mysterious sounds, an official said Thursday.
ABC News – US horse racing remains years, if not decades, behind other pro sports when it comes to concussion evaluation, diagnosis and return to racing protocol for jockeys.
STAT – “The internet is virtually awash in illegal narcotics and we’re going to be taking new steps to work with legitimate internet firms to voluntarily crack down on these sales.”