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Upheaval Over Children’s Health Study

By | March 21, 2012

A second advisor for the National Children’s Study resigns in response to changes in study design.

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Prometheus Patents Overturned

By | March 20, 2012

The US Supreme Court ruled that two dose calibration methods from biotech company Prometheus Laboratories cannot be patented.

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A FASTer FDA?

By | March 19, 2012

A new bill recently debated in the US Congress seeks to streamline the approval process for drugs.

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New Human Species?

By | March 15, 2012

Researchers have analyzed centuries-old human remains found in China and suggest adding a member to our evolutionary tree.

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Top Science Policy Concerns

By | March 13, 2012

A selection of 40 top science policy questions that need to be addressed were selected and published by researchers last week.

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Research is Tough for Dads Too

By | March 12, 2012

A new survey finds that men as well as women scientists struggle to find time for family and life outside of the lab.

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Trouble at the CDC?

By | March 12, 2012

Anonymous letters to The Lancet point to problems with the CDC's Center for Global Health, but the agency denies the allegations.

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Dinosaurs’ Shiny Black Feathers

By | March 9, 2012

A 130 million-year-old winged dinosaur offers scientist the oldest evidence of iridescent feathers.

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The Sweet Sounds of Spider Silk

By | March 7, 2012

A researcher spins spider silk into violin strings.

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Publishers Fight Open Access Bill

By | March 6, 2012

The Federal Research Public Access Act faces stiff opposition from the Association American of Publishers.

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