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Texting Wolf

By | August 7, 2012

Swiss scientists create a collar for sheep that detects when they're stressed by wolves, and sends a text message to their shepherd.

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Federal Scientists File Lawsuit

By | August 7, 2012

Opponents of a new law requiring government researchers to publicly disclose personal financial information claim it is an invasion of privacy.

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Bioethics Panel on Genomics and Privacy

By | August 6, 2012

The presidential bioethics brain trust unveils its draft recommendations on the use of whole genome sequencing in clinical care and research.

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Drug Abuse Study’s Ethics Questioned

By | August 6, 2012

An advocacy group claims that heroin addicts participating in a Chinese study were not in a position to give their informed consent.

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Immunologist Falsified Data

By | August 6, 2012

A researcher from the John Wayne Cancer Institute has settled his scientific misconduct case with the Office of Research Integrity.

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Kerfuffle Over Antishock Drug Paper

By | August 3, 2012

A slight flaw in a study on the effectiveness of a drug widely used to combat shock in critically injured patients almost gets a Danish researcher sued for millions.

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Why Women Outlive Men

By | August 3, 2012

Mitochondria mutations that affect male, but not female, aging could explain why women tend to live longer than men.

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Dog Drug Research Threatened

By | August 2, 2012

The temporary closure of an Italian research dog breeder amid allegations of maltreatment could spell the end for the facility.

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H5N1 Moratorium Extended

By | August 2, 2012

The head of a US infectious disease funding body urges researchers to continue the voluntary cessation of research on avian influenza.

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New Role for Anti-Doping Facility

By | August 2, 2012

Once the 2012 Olympics are over, the newly established drug testing lab will be turned into the world’s leading center for metabolic phenotyping.

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