The Web has changed the way in which many researchers access scientific information, conduct research, communicate their findings, and share data.
A new "Manhattan Project" to combat bioterrorism has been proposed by US Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and many others.
Life scientists are accustomed to thinking about quantifying the products of their knowledge in terms of such things as papers published, discoveries made, or, in the case of applied science, diseases treated.
Despite its importance as the ultimate gatekeeper of scientific publication and funding, peer review is known to engender bias, incompetence, excessive expense, ineffectiveness, and corruption.
As scientists at the National Institutes of Health, we share the belief of director Elias Zerhouni and others, including Congress and the US public, that any financial conflict of interest at the agency is unacceptable and should be absolutely prohibited by regulations.
Like many fellow California human embryonic stem cell researchers, I am looking forward to taking full advantage of the remarkable opportunity that the state's voters have offered us in the form of $3 billion in funding over the next 10 years.
Biology is undergoing a fundamental shift from a descriptive to a quantitative, and ultimately, predictive science.
exert a special influence on the orchestration of international research activity
My very first year teaching, I was humbled by a student in my animal physiology class at the University of Alaska.
On April 30, 2003, my office phone rang.