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Lab Animals Lose Transportation

By | September 24, 2012

FedEx and UPS make further restrictions on their shipments of animals for experimental use.

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Gender Bias when Hiring Scientists

By | September 21, 2012

Both male and female researchers are less likely to hire a female candidate than a male candidate with the same experience.

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Surprise XMRV Retraction

By | September 21, 2012

The journal PLOS Pathogens abruptly retracts the seminal paper linking XMRV to disease.

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House Fails STEM Bill

By | September 21, 2012

Legislation aimed at retaining foreign students who earn advanced science and engineering degrees in the United States is rejected by Congress.

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GM Crop Concerns

By | September 20, 2012

A questionable study claims that rats fed approved genetically modified maize developed cancer and died early.

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Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobel Winners

By | September 20, 2012

The scientific publisher has released its annual citation-based predictions for whose names will be announced in Stockholm this October.

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NIH Clinic Outbreak Kills Again

By | September 20, 2012

A seventh patient succumbs to a deadly, drug-resistant superbug terrorizing the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.

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Environmental Policy Expert Dies

By | September 19, 2012

A former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, and one of the early forces behind the Clean Air Act, dies at 92.

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Monkey Brain Booster

By | September 19, 2012

Scientists use a frontal-lobe implant to improve thinking skills in primates.

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Proteinaceous Cassava Lacks Protein

By | September 19, 2012

A PLOS ONE study claiming to have jacked up the essential crop with a gene to allow the plant to produce protein is retracted.

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