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Science  25 Oct 2019:
Vol. 366, Issue 6464, pp. 402-403
DOI: 10.1126/science.366.6464.402

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In science news around the world, drugmaker Biogen says it will ask the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to approve aducanumab, an Alzheimer's drug candidate that the company said had failed in March, after a new analysis shows the drug significantly slowed clinical decline in patients with early-stage Alzheimer's disease. Scientists uncover 30 ancient sarcophagi in Luxor, Egypt, reportedly the largest cache of coffins discovered in the country since the 19th century. A NASA mission that revealed many properties of the Van Allen belts—rings of charged particles trapped by Earth's magnetic field—ended its 7-year run last week. Thirty-three months after taking office, President Donald Trump announces the first seven members of his President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. The world's first Ebola vaccine takes a critical step closer to the market as a committee of the European Medicines Agency in Amsterdam recommends conditional approval.

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