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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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IP Lawsuits Settled

By | September 5, 2012

Two lawsuits against prominent researcher Craig Thompson for allegedly failing to share intellectual property with his institution lead to a licensing agreement on cancer diagnostics.


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Do it Yourself TB Test

By | September 5, 2012

With a cardboard box, a light source, and some filters, roadside clinics can accurately test for tuberculosis.


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Warming Drives Biodiversity?

By | September 5, 2012

Global climate change may have long-term benefits for the world’s marine flora and fauna.


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Tracking Research Productivity

By | September 4, 2012

Thomson Reuters teams up with several North American universities to use a customized evaluation tool that analyses research impact on an institutional level.


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