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Calif RAs to Get Union Rights?

By | August 27, 2012

The California legislature takes steps to broaden the ability of graduate students to unionize by extending collective bargaining rights to research assistants.


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Visualizing Deformity

By | August 27, 2012

New imaging tool is better at detecting the signs of fetal alcohol syndrome.


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Texan West Nile Concerns

By | August 27, 2012

Researchers consider the recent reappearance of West Nile virus in Texas and the efforts to control it.


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Orphan Drugs Lucrative

By | August 24, 2012

The market for drugs that target rare diseases is expected to rival big pharma blockbusters in the coming decades.

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Better Forensic Science Needed

By | August 24, 2012

Speakers at the American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in Philadelphia this week call for researchers to help improve forensic practices.

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Mothers-In-Law and Menopause

By | August 23, 2012

Competition for resources between mothers- and daughters-in-law having children at the same time could have been a driver for the emergence of menopause.


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Could Drugs be Plumping up Kids?

By | August 23, 2012

Research suggesting that antibiotics given to young children may increase obesity spurs scientific debate

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Review of NIH’s Big Hitters

By | August 23, 2012

Proposals from researchers receiving more than $1 million a year in NIH funding will be carefully picked over to avoid overlap with ongoing research.

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Experimental Lakes Face Closure

By | August 22, 2012

A unique resource for studying environmental impacts on freshwater systems is threatened by federal funding cuts.

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India’s Clinical Trial Overhaul

By | August 21, 2012

Amid allegations of malpractice and poor oversight, the country’s healthcare industry is determined to make clinical trials safer and more effective.


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