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FDA Discusses Biosimilars

By | August 8, 2011

The government says regulatory requirements for generic biological therapies will have to be tailored to the treatment in question.

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image: Rats Don't Map Altitude

Rats Don't Map Altitude

By | August 8, 2011

Rat neurons only weakly respond as the animals climbed upwards, suggesting the brain's map of the environment doesn't account for altitude.

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image: Gender Disparity in STEM Jobs Remains

Gender Disparity in STEM Jobs Remains

By | August 5, 2011

Despite a decade of recruitment, women are still underrepresented in science.

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One Pathogen, Two Biofilms

By | August 5, 2011

A single fungal species can form two different kinds of biofilms—a pathogenic one and a sexual one.

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image: Integrity Guidelines Up for Public Review

Integrity Guidelines Up for Public Review

By | August 5, 2011

NSF drafts guidelines of its scientific integrity principles, and opens them up for public comment.

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image: UK Reforms Copyright Laws

UK Reforms Copyright Laws

By | August 4, 2011

The United Kingdom is revamping its intellectual property laws for published research.

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Bellybutton Bugs

By | August 4, 2011

Researchers take pictures and analyze bacterial cultures from the bellybuttons of hundreds of American volunteers.

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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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image: Nicotine Protects Against Parkinson’s?

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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