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More Retractions, Not Dishonesty

By | January 12, 2012

The surge in retractions may be the result of better detection tools and more vigilant journal editors, not an increase in ethical problems.

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Is India Polio Free?

By | January 12, 2012

This week will mark the one-year anniversary of the last polio case in the second-most populous country.

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Genetics Pioneer Dies

By | January 12, 2012

James Crow, who helped shaped public policy over his 70 year career, passed away last week.

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Electromagnetic Fields Shrink Tumors

By | January 11, 2012

New research shows that low-intensity fields can inhibit cancer cell proliferation.

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Dengue-resistance Spreads in Mosquitoes

By | January 11, 2012

Researchers engineer a bacterium that can arm the majority of the insect population with dengue resistance, and stop the virus’s spread to humans.

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Ever Wonder…

By | January 10, 2012

How does catnip work?

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Merit Review Under Review

By | January 10, 2012

A move by the NSF to clarify its merit review requirements could have big impacts for those hoping to achieve academic grants through the institution.

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Lower Caps for NIH-Funded Researchers

By | January 10, 2012

Universities may have to pay thousands of dollars more to cover the salaries of researchers funded by the federal agency.

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Drug Approvals Up for 2011

By | January 9, 2012

The FDA approved 30 drugs last year, the highest number in the last 7 years.

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Anti-Open Access Rises Again

By | January 9, 2012

A newly introduced bill that aims to block public access to publicly-funded research echoes similar bills that have been tried in the past.

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