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Cranking Up Biosecurity

By | October 24, 2012

The federal government tightens regulations on SARS and other deadly viruses, but the changes could hamper research.

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Save the NIH from Sequestration

By | October 24, 2012

A biomedical advocacy group asks Congress to protect the National Institutes of Health from the $2.5 billion cut that may be coming down the pike.

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Discredited Stem Cell Researcher Fired

By | October 23, 2012

The researcher who falsely claimed to treat human patients with their own stem cells is dismissed, but insists that he did perform the procedure on one patient.

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Italian Earthquake Researchers Jailed

By | October 23, 2012

Seven people, including four scientists, are sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for failing to adequately assess the earthquake risk prior to a deadly 2009 quake.

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Publishing’s Gender Gap

By | October 23, 2012

Female scholars are gaining ground in publishing, but cluster in sub-disciplines and tend not to be listed as first or last authors.

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MRSA on the Loose

By | October 22, 2012

Wild animals are getting and spreading the deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria.   

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Searching for Alien Genomes

By | October 22, 2012

J. Craig Venter plans to develop a machine to find and sequence DNA on Mars, but another genomics mogul, Jonathan Rothberg, may beat him to it.

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Nobel Laureates Back Obama

By | October 19, 2012

Nearly 70 Nobel Prize-winning scientists lend their support to the President’s re-election.

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Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook

By | October 19, 2012

The blogosphere voices widespread condemnation for a sexist comment made by a researcher attending this week’s annual Society for Neuroscience conference.

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Court Awards Whistleblower $820,000

By | October 19, 2012

A jury finds that UVA wrongfully fired a researcher for reporting that his supervisor altered an NIH grant budget.  

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