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European Drug Agency Faces Scrutiny

By | August 4, 2011

Europe’s anti-fraud office has launched an investigation into potential conflicts of interest at the EU’s drug approval agency.

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Disclosure Requirements Dropped

By | August 3, 2011

An initiative that would require universities to post their researchers' industry ties online has faltered.

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Nicotine Protects Against Parkinson’s?

By | August 3, 2011

The addictive component of cigarettes saves dopamine neurons from a Parkinson's-like decline, providing a new avenue for potential treatment.

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Google Launches Citation Stats

By | August 3, 2011

Another free academic citation tracking service adds more competition to the field.

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Tighter Devices Regulation Needed

By | August 2, 2011

A new report says the FDA’s current oversight of medical devices is inadequate and should be revamped.

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Estrogen’s New Role

By | August 2, 2011

The well-studied hormone functions as a neurotransmitter in the brains of zebra finches.

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George W. Bush’s Science Advisor Dies

By | August 2, 2011

John Marburger became a lightning rod for criticism that the Bush administration had politicized climate change science and human embryonic stem cell research.

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Anti-evolution Vandals?

By | August 1, 2011

Pro-evolution bumper stickers and emblems are being removed from the cars of biologists in Florida.

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Gene Patents Upheld

By | July 29, 2011

A US federal appeals court says human genes are patentable.

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Fisheries scientist ordered to refuse interviews about research on salmon decline.

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