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Anti-Open Access Bill Dies

By | February 29, 2012

Legislators have dropped the Research Works Act, which would have nixed policies that require federally funded research findings to be deposited in public databases.

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Neuroscientist Guilty of Misconduct

By | February 28, 2012

Michael Miller is found guilty of research misconduct, having misconstrued data in four NIH grants, two papers, and one manuscript.

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Influenza Found in Bats

By | February 28, 2012

A new subtype of the flu virus is identified in Guatemalan yellow-shouldered bats, and the virus may share its genes with the human version.

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University Trims the Fat

By | February 28, 2012

To save money, an Iowa university will shut down its natural history museum and K–12 teacher-training center.

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Mobile DNA Makes Transcription Stumble

By | February 27, 2012

Researchers show that retrotransposons can influence phenotypic variation by triggering early transcription termination.

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Chemo for Stroke?

By | February 27, 2012

A chemotherapy medication designed to kill cancer may prevent neuronal death after stroke, according to a study in mice.

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Cancer Researcher Sued Again

By | February 27, 2012

UPenn has filed suit against the president of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for failing to share intellectual property he developed while at the university.

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Climate Conflict of Interest?

By | February 24, 2012

Greenpeace flags researchers' payments from a climate change skeptic organization.

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Fukushima Cruise Results In

By | February 24, 2012

Scientists find radioactive elements 600 kilometers from Fukushima—but levels are not harmful to human health.

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New Kind of Cellular Suicide

By | February 23, 2012

Researchers identify a gene that drives a type of cellular suicide that differs from the more commonly observed apoptosis phenomenon.

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