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European Stem Cell Patent Ban Good?

By | October 24, 2011

Following last week’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that research procedures involving human embryonic stem cells cannot be patented, European researchers, lawyers, and investors are striving to put a positive spin on the decision. 

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EU Scientists Plan Better Representation

By | October 24, 2011

European researchers start a new organization they hope will better voice their needs to the government.

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Cuts to US Science Loom

By | October 19, 2011

As Congress prepares a strategy to trim the national deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, legislators suggest cuts to government research.

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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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Battle Over Gene Patenting Rages On

By | October 18, 2011

The case challenging the right of a healthcare company to patent cancer genes may make it all the way to the US Supreme Court.

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NIH Getting Big Boost?

By | October 3, 2011

In a draft spending bill, the federal agency gets a $1 billion increase in 2012.

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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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Fish Affected by Trace Oil Pollution

By | September 28, 2011

Even highly diluted crude oil can impact fish in the marshes bordering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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Controversial Prize Pushes Forward

By | September 27, 2011

UNESCO will reconsider awarding a life sciences prize funded by an African dictator WHO has been accused of corruption and human rights violations.

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Environmental Visionary Dies

By | September 26, 2011

Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.

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