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Birdsong Breakdown

By | November 4, 2014

The hermit thrush favors harmonies like those in human music.

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LabCorp Buys CRO

By | November 4, 2014

The $6 billion deal marks yet another massive transaction in the health-care industry.

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Rare Disease to Inform Ebola Susceptibility?

By | November 4, 2014

Parents of children with the fatal genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C are taking an active role in research to understand how mutations associated with the disease may protect against Ebola.

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Study: Scientists Witness Plagiarism Often

By | November 3, 2014

A meta-analysis of surveys used to gauge plagiarism among scientists finds that nearly one-third of researchers have witnessed the problem.

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TS Picks: November 3, 2014

By | November 3, 2014

Ebola prediction; selling your science; training new researchers

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Stomach in a Dish

By | November 2, 2014

Researchers generate the first functional human stomach tissue in vitro.

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Writers Honored for Defending Science

By | October 31, 2014

A freelance journalist and a cancer researcher have won this year’s John Maddox Prize.

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Travelers to West Africa Banned from Conference

By | October 31, 2014

Louisiana state health officials ask anyone who has visited Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Guinea in the past 21 days to skip next week’s meeting on tropical diseases in New Orleans.

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Columbia Pays Millions to Settle Fraud Claim

By | October 30, 2014

The university has agreed to pay more than $9 million to resolve a lawsuit filed by the US government over the submission of false claims regarding federal research funds.

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TS Picks: October 30, 2014

By | October 30, 2014

Giant tortoises bounce back; most-cited papers of all time; smallpox vials in limbo

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