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A FASTer FDA?

By | March 19, 2012

A new bill recently debated in the US Congress seeks to streamline the approval process for drugs.

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Lions Up Close

By | March 15, 2012

An armored, remote controlled contraption fitted with a camera snaps dangerously close pictures of lions in Masai Mara.

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Top Science Policy Concerns

By | March 13, 2012

A selection of 40 top science policy questions that need to be addressed were selected and published by researchers last week.

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Ozone Defender Dies

By | March 13, 2012

Nobel Laureate Sherwood Rowland, who first demonstrated that the ozone layer could be destroyed by chemical pollutants, passes away at age 84.

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Trouble at the CDC?

By | March 12, 2012

Anonymous letters to The Lancet point to problems with the CDC's Center for Global Health, but the agency denies the allegations.

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The Sweet Sounds of Spider Silk

By | March 7, 2012

A researcher spins spider silk into violin strings.

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Publishers Fight Open Access Bill

By | March 6, 2012

The Federal Research Public Access Act faces stiff opposition from the Association American of Publishers.

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H5N1 Insiders Speak Out

By | March 6, 2012

NSABB and Congress members voice their opinions about the new developments in the H5N1 research debate.

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Anti-Open Access Bill Dies

By | February 29, 2012

Legislators have dropped the Research Works Act, which would have nixed policies that require federally funded research findings to be deposited in public databases.

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Climate Conflict of Interest?

By | February 24, 2012

Greenpeace flags researchers' payments from a climate change skeptic organization.

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