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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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Saving the Amazon Rainforest

By | January 16, 2012

Global donations to Ecuador’s project to trade clean energy for Amazonian oil mean the rainforest stays intact for now.

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Wine Researcher Caught Faking

By | January 13, 2012

One of the leading scientific voices touting the health benefits of red wine fabricated data dozens of times.

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Dengue-resistance Spreads in Mosquitoes

By | January 11, 2012

Researchers engineer a bacterium that can arm the majority of the insect population with dengue resistance, and stop the virus’s spread to humans.

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Lower Caps for NIH-Funded Researchers

By | January 10, 2012

Universities may have to pay thousands of dollars more to cover the salaries of researchers funded by the federal agency.

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Britain Announces New University

By | January 5, 2012

The UK’s universities minister announces a plan for a new science and tech university funded entirely by non-government dollars.

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Blot Figure Fraud

By | January 4, 2012

A SUNY graduate student falsifies Western blot data used in meetings, grant applications, and submitted manuscripts

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Another Chronic Fatigue Study Retracted

By | January 3, 2012

After Science pulls the original article linking a mouse virus to the chronic fatigue syndrome, PNAS follows suit, yanking the only other study supporting the link.

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University Sues Researcher

By | January 3, 2012

A prominent researcher is being sued for $1 billion by a University of Pennsylvania Cancer Institute for discoveries he may have made while a researcher and administrator there.

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