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Publishers Strong Arm for Impact Factors?

By | February 6, 2012

A survey shows that younger researchers in the social sciences and business fields are being told to cite more papers from the journal that is publishing their work.

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Cancer-Gene Tests for Norway Clinics

By | February 3, 2012

The Scandinavian country commences an initiative to bring gene sequencing to cancer treatment.

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A Bill to Expedite Drug Production

By | February 2, 2012

Legislation proposes speeding certain drug applications submitted to the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Multitude of Misconducts

By | February 2, 2012

A database manager stole NIH grant funds, falsified data, and lied about it.

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image: Indiana Senate Backs Creationism Bill

Indiana Senate Backs Creationism Bill

By | February 2, 2012

Origin of life theories from a wide range of religions may be taught alongside evolution in the state.

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MRSA Found in Antibiotic-free Meat

By | February 2, 2012

Just because meat is labeled “antibiotic-free” doesn’t mean it’s antibiotic-resistant superbug-free.

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What the Brain Hears

By | February 1, 2012

By recording nerve impulses in sound-processing regions of the brain, researchers can recreate the words people think.

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There and Back Again

By | February 1, 2012

A new study estimates the number of generations necessary to evolve from mouse-sized to elephantine, and shows that it’s quicker to get small.

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Federal Biosecurity Panel Speaks

By | February 1, 2012

The US National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity explains why it recommended redacting the details of studies reporting on a highly transmissible H5N1 strain.

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Novel Cystic Fibrosis Drug Approved

By | February 1, 2012

After a lightning-fast approval, the first medicine to treat an underlying cause of the disorder hits the market.

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