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Baruj Benacerraf Dies

By | August 3, 2011

The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.

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Science Education Shift

By | August 3, 2011

A new educational framework swaps breadth of scientific disciplines for depth and emphasizes the process of science.

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Top 7 in Immunology

By | August 2, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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In Chapter 6, "Research and Teaching at the All-Administrative University," author Benjamin Ginsberg describes the perils of pursuing scholarship and teaching in the industrial environment of today's American institutions of higher learning.

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Faculty Fallout

By | August 1, 2011

Administrators have taken over US universities, and they’re steering institutions of higher learning away from the goal of serving as beacons of knowledge.

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An Unlichenly Pair

By | August 1, 2011

A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.

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Capsule Reviews

By | August 1, 2011

First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth

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Powering Clinical Trials

By | August 1, 2011

To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.

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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2011

August 2011's selection of notable quotes

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Gene Patents Upheld

By | July 29, 2011

A US federal appeals court says human genes are patentable.

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