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Egyptian Research Institute in Flames

By | December 20, 2011

A Napoleonic-era research institute in Cairo caught fire, risking hordes of irreplaceable manuscripts.

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Japan Declares Fukushima Stable

By | December 19, 2011

The Japanese Prime Minister brings a measure of closure to the accidents at the crippled nuclear power plant.

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Nobel Winner’s Contribution Questioned

By | December 19, 2011

A coauthor of the key paper that led to one of this year’s Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine claims the recipient wasn’t involved in the research.

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EPA to Review Toxicity Ratings

By | December 19, 2011

Congress orders the Environmental Protection Agency to review the toxicity ratings of some chemicals and improve its process for making such assessments.

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Monkeys Track Radiation

By | December 16, 2011

Scientists near the Fukushima plant are equipping wild monkeys with radiation collars to get better sense of their exposure in the wild.

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Martian Microbes?

By | December 16, 2011

Researchers discover microbes in Oregon thriving in extreme, Mars-like conditions.

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US Suspends New Chimp Research

By | December 15, 2011

The decision comes after a committee found that the vast majority of research can be done without using chimpanzees.

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Job Creation, NIH Style

By | December 15, 2011

The 2009 stimulus funding channeled into the National Institutes of Health helped put scores of researchers and their support staffs to work.

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Regulating Human Research

By | December 15, 2011

A Presidential Commission suggests improvements to the US system for tracking federally funded research projects involving human subjects.

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Pharma Learns from Carmakers

By | December 14, 2011

Some Big Pharma companies are turning to the world’s automobile makers for advice on innovation and profitability.

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