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The Satellite Shortage

By | May 4, 2012

Aging satellites and NASA funding cuts threaten to put a serious dent in scientists’ ability to observe Earth’s processes from above.

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Nervous Mice Get Worse Cancer

By | May 3, 2012

Anxious mice are more likely to come down with aggressive skin cancer than those who show less stress on behavioral tests.

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Another NFL Victim of Brain Trauma?

By | May 3, 2012

Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau commits suicide. Is head injury-induced dementia to blame?

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UK Going Open Access

By | May 3, 2012

The United Kingdom government hatches a plan to provide free public access to government-funded research.

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FDA Disputes Data Under-Reporting

By | May 2, 2012

The FDA and NIH dispute reports that clinical trial data is being under-reported.

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The National Academy’s New Members

By | May 2, 2012

Eighty-four new researchers are elected to America's premier science club.

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A New Branch of Life?

By | May 1, 2012

Researchers investigate a microorganism that may warrant a new eukaryotic kingdom in the classification of life.

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More Research Money for MDs

By | May 1, 2012

Principal investigators with medical training have a slightly higher NIH funding rate than those with just a PhD.

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Sensor Measures Produce Ripeness

By | April 30, 2012

The device could help grocers and food distributors better monitor fruits and vegetables.

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Call for Diabetes Drug Ban

By | April 30, 2012

A consumer advocacy group calls for a ban of a diabetes drug after evidence surfaces that it may increase the risk of cancer.

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