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Institute Keeps Chronic Fatigue Grant

By | February 9, 2012

The Institute whose now-retracted research linking chronic fatigue syndrome to a viral pathogen will keep its $1.5 million grant.

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Obama Promises $156 Million to Alzheimer’s

By | February 9, 2012

The president’s administration will increase funding for the debilitating neurodegenerative disease this year and next. But where will the money come from?

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Brain Proteins May Be Key to Aging

By | February 8, 2012

Deterioration of long-lived proteins on the surface of neuronal nuclei in the brain could lead to age-related defects in nervous function.

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Komen’s Second Funding Debate

By | February 8, 2012

The cancer charity is embroiled in an argument over embryonic stem cell research.

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Double Grants, Double Trouble

By | February 8, 2012

Observers see grant application fraud as evidence that tighter controls preventing duplicate funding are necessary.

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Eli Lilly Freezes Pay

By | February 7, 2012

Top staffers and executives at the drug company won’t be receiving raises this year, reflecting tough financial conditions.

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Malaria Death Toll Overestimated?

By | February 7, 2012

Scientists question data-gathering methods in a new study that estimates a doubling in global malaria deaths.

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Indiana’s Creationism Bill a No-Go?

By | February 6, 2012

Support for legislation that would allow creationism and other religious views to be taught alongside evolution in science classrooms wanes in the state’s House of Representatives.

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Isolating Genomes from the Masses

By | February 6, 2012

Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.

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FDA Staffers Sue Agency

By | February 6, 2012

Current and former employees of the US Food and Drug Administration have filed suit, alleging that their employer spied on them for whistleblowing.

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