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Cuts to US Science Loom

By | October 19, 2011

As Congress prepares a strategy to trim the national deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, legislators suggest cuts to government research.

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No European Patents for Stem Cells

By | October 19, 2011

The high court in Europe decided that researchers are barred from filing EU patents on work involving human embryonic stem cells.

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Brain Structure Linked to Facebook

By | October 18, 2011

The number of friends one has on Facebook correlates with the size of certain brain regions—and the number of friends made in real life.

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Cloned Coyotes?

By | October 18, 2011

Disgraced South Korean scientist Hwang Woo-suk and a team of colleagues claim to have cloned the wild canine.

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Battle Over Gene Patenting Rages On

By | October 18, 2011

The case challenging the right of a healthcare company to patent cancer genes may make it all the way to the US Supreme Court.

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NIH Grants Funding Drops

By | October 17, 2011

The success rate of the government agency's grant applications has hit an all-time low.

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Floods Threaten Thai Innovation Hub

By | October 17, 2011

A campus housing several national research institutes and private companies braces for rising waters in the Southeast Asian country.

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Two Postdocs Accused of Misconduct

By | October 17, 2011

Postdocs at two US research institutions are accused of misrepresenting scientific findings.

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Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?

By | October 16, 2011

The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.

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New Journal Ratings Questioned

By | October 5, 2011

A new system of ranking scientific journals irks some metrics experts.

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