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Release of Drug Data Blocked

By | May 2, 2013

A court ruling that stops the European Medicines Agency from releasing data from two US companies calls into question the agency’s push for transparency.

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Obama Backs Science

By | May 1, 2013

In a recent speech, the President defended spending on science and the peer-review process.

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Europe to Ban Neonicotinoids

By | April 30, 2013

In the midst of an ongoing debate over the role of the pesticides in the deaths of bees, the European Union will restrict their use for 2 years.

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Can CO2 Help Grow Rainforests?

By | April 24, 2013

Researchers in the Amazon are measuring how much carbon dioxide fertilizes the rainforest.

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A Political Battle Over Pesticides

By | April 10, 2013

Bees, the pollinators of a third of the world’s food crops, are in peril. And that’s about the only thing scientists, environmentalists, policy makers, and agro-industrialists can agree on.

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Biomedical Researchers Rally for Funds

By | April 10, 2013

Crowds flooded into a Washington, DC, park to protest NIH budget cuts and rally for greater investment in potentially life-saving biomedical research. 

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Mysterious Sea Lion Stranding Continues

By | April 8, 2013

Scientists are stumped as to why hundreds of starved pups have been washing up on the California shore.

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Week in Review: April 1-5

By | April 5, 2013

Living fossils not so fossilized; Canadian gov’t threatens scientists’ freedom to speak and publish; gene therapy for sensory disorders; an unusual theory of cancer; clues for an HIV vaccine

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NIH Warned About Lobbying

By | April 1, 2013

A congressman raises concerns that some grants may violate restrictions on federal spending for lobbying.  

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Stem-Cell Cocktail Given Green Light

By | March 27, 2013

Italy’s outgoing health minister allows patients to receive an unproven stem cell cocktail at the government’s expense.

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