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Retraction Backlash

By | November 1, 2012

Retracting a paper from the scientific literature can lead to fewer citations for related studies.  

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AAAS: Don't Label GM Foods

By | October 30, 2012

The American Association for the Advancement of Science says labeling genetically modified food products would be misleading.

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Skimping on Research Funds

By | October 26, 2012

Research spending dropped $4 billion dollars in 2011, and could continue to drop, according to a new report.

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Further Dismissal of GM Corn Study

By | October 25, 2012

A handful of French science academies and government agencies add to a growing chorus of doubts that genetically modified corn causes tumors and early death in rats.

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Will NIH Return to Three-Strikes?

By | October 17, 2012

The National Institutes of Health is reconsidering a rule that limited the numbers of submissions for a given grant applicants to two, due to popular demand for the three-strike policy.

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Cracking Down on Vaccinations

By | October 9, 2012

A handful of US states are enacting laws that make it harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children against infectious diseases.

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Fewer Dollars for Universities

By | September 27, 2012

The United States government is concerned over the declining levels of state funding for public research universities, citing a threat to overall economic health.

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Drugmakers Question FDA's Integrity

By | September 26, 2012

Pharmaceutical and biotech companies ask the US Food and Drug Administration to ensure the independence of a third-party audit of its new drug program.

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US Voters Oppose Science Cuts

By | September 24, 2012

Many Americans who are likely to vote in upcoming elections are not in favor of across-the-board cuts to non-discretionary funding.

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Lab Animals Lose Transportation

By | September 24, 2012

FedEx and UPS make further restrictions on their shipments of animals for experimental use.

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