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Online Career Planning

By | September 7, 2012

One of the largest biological professional societies has developed an online tool to help early stage scientists plan successful careers.

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Democrats Approve Party Platform

By | September 6, 2012

The Democratic Party reveals its positions on key policy issues, including those that affect the lives and work of scientists.

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Funding Cuts Threaten Big Data

By | September 5, 2012

Reduced support from the US National Library of Medicine threatens to shut down five popular biological databases.

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A Funding Reboot

By | September 5, 2012

Scientists ask the NSF to reconsider a granting mechanism they say could hurt junior faculty.

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IP Lawsuits Settled

By | September 5, 2012

Two lawsuits against prominent researcher Craig Thompson for allegedly failing to share intellectual property with his institution lead to a licensing agreement on cancer diagnostics.

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Do it Yourself TB Test

By | September 5, 2012

With a cardboard box, a light source, and some filters, roadside clinics can accurately test for tuberculosis.

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Warming Drives Biodiversity?

By | September 5, 2012

Global climate change may have long-term benefits for the world’s marine flora and fauna.

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Tracking Research Productivity

By | September 4, 2012

Thomson Reuters teams up with several North American universities to use a customized evaluation tool that analyses research impact on an institutional level.

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Dogs Improve Beach Sanitation

By | September 4, 2012

Canines that chase away seagulls have been helping to reduce the amount of bird droppings, which can carry disease and lead to beach closures.

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Extinction Risk for Invertebrates

By | September 4, 2012

A new report estimates that human activities as well as other factors are threatening 20 percent of all invertebrate species, including corals and freshwater snails.

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