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Gulf Oil Spill Failings

By | April 24, 2012

A marine scientist ponders how academics could have handled the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill better.

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Congress Supports NIH Budget Increase

By | April 23, 2012

Petitions asking for more funding for the federal research agency are gaining bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.

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Melting Ice Releases Ancient Microbes

By | April 19, 2012

Living cells escaping from Antarctic glaciers could speed global warming and affect marine life.

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$44 Million Earmarked for Research

By | April 19, 2012

Congress sets aside a large pot of pork-barrel funds for research projects in 2012, but not nearly as much as seen in pre-recession years.

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Flu Review Criticized

By | April 17, 2012

A member of the NSABB biosecurity board that recently reviewed H5N1 data criticizes the process.

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Spotted: Emperor Penguins

By | April 17, 2012

Satellites are used to count the number of penguins living in Antarctica.

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Stem Cell Researcher Fabricates Data

By | April 16, 2012

A scientist who claimed to have injected monkey embryonic stem cells into the eyes of rats to improve their vision accepts the penalty for research misconduct.

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Repurpose Failed Drugs, NIH Urges

By | April 16, 2012

Francis Collins says pharmaceutical companies should help bridge the gap between basic science and applications with old drug compounds.

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China’s Black Market Stem Cells

By | April 13, 2012

Despite government efforts to ban unapproved stem cell treatments, companies around China still offer them openly.

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Anti-science in Tennessee Classrooms

By | April 12, 2012

A new law opens the door to teaching creationism and climate change denialism in the state's public schools.

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