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No European Patents for Stem Cells

By | October 19, 2011

The high court in Europe decided that researchers are barred from filing EU patents on work involving human embryonic stem cells.

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Brain Structure Linked to Facebook

By | October 18, 2011

The number of friends one has on Facebook correlates with the size of certain brain regions—and the number of friends made in real life.

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NIH Grants Funding Drops

By | October 17, 2011

The success rate of the government agency's grant applications has hit an all-time low.

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Floods Threaten Thai Innovation Hub

By | October 17, 2011

A campus housing several national research institutes and private companies braces for rising waters in the Southeast Asian country.

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Two Postdocs Accused of Misconduct

By | October 17, 2011

Postdocs at two US research institutions are accused of misrepresenting scientific findings.

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New Journal Ratings Questioned

By | October 5, 2011

A new system of ranking scientific journals irks some metrics experts.

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Makeup Enhances Likability

By | October 5, 2011

The first study of how cosmetics influence others' perceptions a woman’s personality suggests that makeup can make a difference.

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Genetic Alarm Clock

By | October 4, 2011

Researchers identify a gene that wakes people up from sleep each day.

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Seven New National Medal Winners

By | September 29, 2011

A handful of life science researchers will take home the United States' top science honor.

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Europe Pours $41 Million Into Epigenome

By | September 29, 2011

The European Commission takes a major step towards unraveling the secrets of human epigenetics.

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