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Campaign Fights Lab Sloppiness

By | September 28, 2011

"Scientists Against Sample Abuse" aims to raise awareness about the importance of consistency when it comes to handling biological samples.

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Paper Tests Get Cheap

By | September 28, 2011

Diagnostic test strips that cost just pennies can test for liver damage, mold, and milk spoilage in the developing world.

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Fish Affected by Trace Oil Pollution

By | September 28, 2011

Even highly diluted crude oil can impact fish in the marshes bordering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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More Thoughts on Humanized Animals

By | September 27, 2011

A German ethics council weighs in on the discussion about the use of human-animal chimeras in research.

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NSF Supports Women in Science

By | September 27, 2011

The funding agency is taking strides to avoid losing parents from the scientific workforce.

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Controversial Prize Pushes Forward

By | September 27, 2011

UNESCO will reconsider awarding a life sciences prize funded by an African dictator WHO has been accused of corruption and human rights violations.

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Environmental Visionary Dies

By | September 26, 2011

Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.

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Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty

By | September 26, 2011

Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.

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Virologist Charged with Campaign Fraud

By | September 23, 2011

A Medical University of South Carolina researcher is charged with illegal campaign contributions and grant fraud.

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Sexually Confused Dog

By | September 23, 2011

A female bulldog with testicles but no SRY gene considered scientific anomaly.

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