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Science  03 Aug 2018:
Vol. 361, Issue 6401, pp. 432-433
DOI: 10.1126/science.361.6401.432

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In science news around the world, astronomers confirm Albert Einstein’s explanation of gravity in a unique test that tracked a single star whipping around the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy at 3% of the speed of light. Yves Lévy, chief executive of INSERM, France’s key biomedical research agency, decides to abandon his quest for a second 4-year term after critics said the oversight of INSERM by Lévy’s wife, Agnès Buzyn, France’s health minister, posed a conflict of interest. Projected cost increases in the James Webb Space Telescope could delay NASA’s next large space-based observatory, the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine suggests in testimony to Congress. After a string of recent clinical trial disappointments for potential Alzheimer’s disease treatments, an experimental drug called BAN2401 draws attention for promising, but preliminary, results presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago, Illinois.