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Turnover at Romanian Funding Agency

By | April 22, 2013

The National Research Council of Romania is looking to replace the 19 members that resigned last week in protest of retroactive budget cuts to existing grants.

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Did Inbreeding Royals Evolve?

By | April 22, 2013

A new study suggests that in the Spanish Habsburg royal family, natural selection may have diminished the most harmful effects of inbreeding.

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Families and Dogs Share Microbiota

By | April 22, 2013

Spouses, children, and canine companions spread commensal bacteria to one another.

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Science Funding Criteria Challenged

By | April 19, 2013

Republican representatives question how the NSF reviews grants.

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Settlement Reached in Misconduct Case

By | April 19, 2013

A cancer researcher found guilty of misconduct has reached a settlement with the ORI that allows him to apply for federal research funding.

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Week in Review: April 15–19

By | April 19, 2013

Measuring consciousness; unethical data splitting; the deliciousness of beer; autism mutations linked to cannabinoid signaling; arming animals against electron microscopes

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Circumcision Alters the Penis Microbiome

By | April 18, 2013

Diminished bacterial diversity and abundance may help explain why circumcision is associated with reduced HIV infection.

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Government Revises Financial Disclosure Rules

By | April 18, 2013

Researchers welcome a new ruling saying that financial holdings will no longer need to be published in an online database.

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Jailed for Faking Data

By | April 18, 2013

A researcher working for a US pharmaceutical company’s Scotland branch is sent to prison for falsifying safety test data on experimental drugs due for clinical trials.

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Lab-grown Kidneys Work in Rats

By | April 17, 2013

Bioengineered kidneys transplanted into rats filter blood and produce urine, an achievement that points the way to replacement kidneys for humans.

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