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Fears over Fast-Tracking Drugs

By | September 10, 2012

Doctors question whether a government initiative to speed approval for promising new drugs is ensuring safety.

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A Win for GM Crops

By | September 10, 2012

The EU Court of Justice struck down Italy’s attempt to block genetically modified maize.

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UK Ponies Up for Open Access

By | September 10, 2012

The United Kingdom government has devoted £10 million towards the goal of making all of the research it funds open access by next spring.

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The NSF Shake-Up

By | September 7, 2012

The federal agency is shuffling around its programs to streamline management and promote international scientific collaboration.

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Confirmed Data Faker

By | September 7, 2012

Federal investigators find ex-Harvard professor Marc Hauser guilty of misconduct, 2 years after his colleagues did.

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Robot Legs Obey Brain

By | September 7, 2012

A pair of mechanical leg braces that are controlled by their wearer’s brain signals could help paralyzed patients walk again.

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Online Career Planning

By | September 7, 2012

One of the largest biological professional societies has developed an online tool to help early stage scientists plan successful careers.

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Democrats Approve Party Platform

By | September 6, 2012

The Democratic Party reveals its positions on key policy issues, including those that affect the lives and work of scientists.

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Funding Cuts Threaten Big Data

By | September 5, 2012

Reduced support from the US National Library of Medicine threatens to shut down five popular biological databases.

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A Funding Reboot

By | September 5, 2012

Scientists ask the NSF to reconsider a granting mechanism they say could hurt junior faculty.

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