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HHMI to Fund International Labs

By | January 25, 2012

Twenty-eight international scientists win HHMI funding to set up own research labs overseas.

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Pakistan Heart Drug Scare

By | January 25, 2012

Officials in Punjab province have arrested the owners of pharmaceutical companies making cardiac drugs suspected to contain heavy-metal contaminants.

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Saliva Legit for HIV Testing

By | January 25, 2012

A quick spit test is as good as blood for detecting HIV, and could encourage self-testing initiatives in the US and Africa.

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A Peer Review Revolution?

By | January 24, 2012

A new social network provides a novel forum for science publishing and peer review.

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Longevity Study Lives On

By | January 24, 2012

A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.

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Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again

By | January 24, 2012

An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.

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Marooned Chromosomes Cause Cancer?

By | January 23, 2012

Chromosomes accidentally stranded outside of the nucleus could contribute to cancer formation.

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NIH Funding Hits All-Time Low

By | January 23, 2012

Grant success rates at the national funding agency dropped to a mere 18 percent in 2011, the lowest ever.

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Europe Funding Illegal Israeli Lab

By | January 23, 2012

Critics are shaming the European Commission for directing research funds to a laboratory operating in the occupied West Bank.

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Bigger Rodent Cages Suggested

By | January 20, 2012

Rodent researchers fear that meeting the new minimum cage size guidelines for breeding animals could be too costly.

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