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Cracking Down on Vaccinations

By | October 9, 2012

A handful of US states are enacting laws that make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children against infectious diseases.

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Fewer Dollars for Universities

By | September 27, 2012

The United States government is concerned over the declining levels of state funding for public research universities, citing a threat to overall economic health.

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Drugmakers Question FDA's Integrity

By | September 26, 2012

Pharmaceutical and biotech companies ask the US Food and Drug Administration to ensure the independence of a third-party audit of its new drug program.

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US Voters Oppose Science Cuts

By | September 24, 2012

Many Americans who are likely to vote in upcoming elections are not in favor of across-the-board cuts to non-discretionary funding.

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Lab Animals Lose Transportation

By | September 24, 2012

FedEx and UPS make further restrictions on their shipments of animals for experimental use.

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Gender Bias when Hiring Scientists

By | September 21, 2012

Both male and female researchers are less likely to hire a female candidate than a male candidate with the same experience.

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University Library Ditches ACS

By | September 18, 2012

In protest against high-priced journal packages, the library at SUNY Potsdam will end its subscription to American Chemical Society online journal package.

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Dotting “i”s and Crossing “t”s

By | September 17, 2012

As federal budgets tighten, the US government is getting serious about enforcing reporting and administrative rules that accompany academic grants.

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Scientists "Spin" Results

By | September 13, 2012

A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.

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The NSF Shake-Up

By | September 7, 2012

The federal agency is shuffling around its programs to streamline management and promote international scientific collaboration.

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