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Clinical Trial Data Repressed

By | January 5, 2012

A new study finds that important drug safety data are not seeing the light of day.

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Britain Announces New University

By | January 5, 2012

The UK’s universities minister announces a plan for a new science and tech university funded entirely by non-government dollars.

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Blot Figure Fraud

By | January 4, 2012

A SUNY graduate student falsifies Western blot data used in meetings, grant applications, and submitted manuscripts

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Bird Flu Not Contagious Among People

By | January 3, 2012

A Chinese health agency confirms that the strain of H5N1 bird flu that killed a Chinese man last month does not spread between humans.

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FDA Drafts Pharma Social Media Advice

By | January 3, 2012

The agency releases draft guidelines on unsolicited questions about off-label use, but leaves many questions about social media marketing unanswered.

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Another Chronic Fatigue Study Retracted

By | January 3, 2012

After Science pulls the original article linking a mouse virus to the chronic fatigue syndrome, PNAS follows suit, yanking the only other study supporting the link.

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University Sues Researcher

By | January 3, 2012

A prominent researcher is being sued for $1 billion by a University of Pennsylvania Cancer Institute for discoveries he may have made while a researcher and administrator there.

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Chemist Charged After Researcher’s Death

By | January 3, 2012

A laboratory head faces criminal charges after one of his researchers died in a lab fire in 2008.

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HIV Study Named Year's Best

By | December 23, 2011

Science taps a clinical trial that showed the benefits of antiretroviral treatment in HIV patients as 2011's breakthrough of the year.

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Science Retracts Chronic Fatigue Paper

By | December 23, 2011

Science makes a decision for the authors and retracts a paper suggesting a viral cause for chronic fatigue syndrome.

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