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Obama to Weigh Open Access

By | May 24, 2012

A petition asking for online, readable publication of all government-funded research is making its way to the White House.


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Overhauling Industry-Sponsored Studies

By | May 23, 2012

Major pharmaceutical companies have agreed to a handful of recommendations aimed at increasing the transparency of clinical trials they fund.

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US Drug Approvals Top Canada, Europe

By | May 18, 2012

The FDA approves drugs faster and earlier than regulatory agencies in other countries.


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FDA Eases Sterility Requirements

By | May 16, 2012

The US Food and Drug Administration has relaxed some of the rules governing how companies must test the sterility of materials used to make biologic drugs.

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Does Education Boost Health?

By | May 15, 2012

An examination of Swedish health and educational records suggests that more schooling results in healthier adults.


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By | May 14, 2012

The FDA is on board with a proposal to speed the approval of experimental pharmaceuticals that show big treatment effects early in clinical testing.


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Bones Won’t Be Buried Yet

By | May 10, 2012

Two 9,000-year-old skeletons will be held by University of California, San Diego, officials—rather than turned over to American Indians for reburial—until a lawsuit is settled.


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Money for Team Research

By | May 9, 2012

The University of Michigan is funding exploratory ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries with $20,000 a pop.


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Doubled Gene Boosted Brain Power

By | May 7, 2012

Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.


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Legislating Negative Result Reporting

By | May 7, 2012

A new bill aims to increase transparency in cancer clinical trials by requiring researchers to divulge all outcomes.



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