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Cancer Researcher Fabricated Data

By | August 11, 2011

Sheng Wang leaves the Boston University School of Medicine and agrees to retract two published studies.


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Turmoil at Brazilian Research Center

By | August 9, 2011

More than 100 researchers have left a neuroscience institute in Brazil in the last couple of weeks, protesting managerial problems they say are thwarting their work.


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UK Reforms Copyright Laws

By | August 4, 2011

The United Kingdom is revamping its intellectual property laws for published research.


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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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Hungry Neurons = Hungry Person

By | August 2, 2011

Starving brain cells can stimulate hunger through a common cannibalistic act, possibly explaining why some dieters can’t resist temptation.


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Helpful Bacterial Metabolites

By | August 1, 2011

While gut microbiota appear to have both positive and negative impacts on our  health, in the guts of healthy, lean individuals, the good outweighs the bad.  


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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Harmful Bacterial Metabolites

By | August 1, 2011

Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 


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The Right Sort

By | August 1, 2011

Using the strongest molecular binding partnership in biology to separate different cell types.


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