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Science Funds Feed the Economy

By | April 4, 2014

New data reveal that a sizable chunk of the investment in science is spent on materials and services from U.S. companies.  

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Top US Scientific Misconduct Official Quits

By | March 14, 2014

The director of the Office of Research Integrity, the federal agency that investigates scientific misconduct, resigns after two years on the job.

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Week in Review: March 3–7

By | March 7, 2014

The gene behind a butterfly’s mimicry; the evolution of adipose fins; bacteria and bowel cancer; plants lacking plastid genomes

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NIH Calls for BRAIN Proposals

By | December 19, 2013

The National Institutes of Health has outlined the types of projects it intends to fund through the federal BRAIN Initiative, and is requesting applications.

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Speaking of Cell Biology

By | December 17, 2013

A selection of notable quotes from the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting

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Building Support for Basic Research

By | December 16, 2013

The push toward translational research was a much-discussed topic at the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting.

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One Profile Fits All

By | November 21, 2013

Federal agencies partner up to develop an online tool for researchers to build a universal biosketch to accompany grant applications.

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Mental Map

By | November 13, 2013

From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.

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Spanish Science Saved

By | October 22, 2013

A last-minute funding boost from Spain’s federal government stalls the shuttering of the country’s largest research organization, but only temporarily.

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Week in Review: October 14–18

By | October 18, 2013

Ancient mosquito fossilized with blood meal; waste in academic research; the ethics of guest authorship; US government shutdown ends

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