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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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Save the NIH from Sequestration

By | October 24, 2012

A biomedical advocacy group asks Congress to protect the National Institutes of Health from the $2.5 billion cut that may be coming down the pike.

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Moss Harbors Foreign Genes

By | October 23, 2012

Genes from fungi, bacteria, and viruses may have helped mosses and other plants to colonize the land.

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Court Awards Whistleblower $820,000

By | October 19, 2012

A jury finds that UVA wrongfully fired a researcher for reporting that his supervisor altered an NIH grant budget.  

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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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Science-Supporting Senator Dies

By | October 16, 2012

Arlen Specter, a long-serving senator and outspoken advocate for biomedical research, has passed away at the age of 82.

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The Salinella salve Mystery

By | October 1, 2012

Salinella salve, an organism described as a single layer of cells, ciliated on both inner and outer surfaces and surrounding…

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Gone Missing, circa 1892

By | October 1, 2012

A unique organism sighted only once, more than a century ago, could shed light on the evolution of multicellularity—if it ever actually existed.

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Home Cookin’

By | October 1, 2012

Laboratory-raised populations of dung beetles reveal a mother's extragenetic influence on the physiques of her sons.

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Lamarck and the Missing Lnc

By | October 1, 2012

Epigenetic changes accrued over an organism’s lifetime may leave a permanent heritable mark on the genome, through the help of long noncoding RNAs.

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