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Ruffled Feathers over a Viral Patent

By | May 30, 2013

The researchers who first identified a novel coronavirus say they have shared the virus freely.

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Malaria parasites transmitted via mosquitoes elicit a more effective immune response and cause less severe infection than those directly injected into red blood cells.

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Behavior Brief

By | May 23, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Viruses Prefer the Cold

By | May 20, 2013

Chilly weather could impede the immune reactions that most effectively contain viruses like the common cold.  

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Opinion: Ethics Training in Science

By | May 14, 2013

The NIH has required researchers to receive instruction about responsible conduct for more than 20 years, but misconduct is still on the rise.

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Opinion: Remediating Misconduct

By | May 14, 2013

Should institutions invest in changing the behavior of scientists found guilty of violating research rules and ethics?

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Week in Review: April 29 – May 2

By | May 3, 2013

The brain’s role in aging; tracking disease; understanding the new flu virus; no autism-Lyme link; one drug’s journey from bench to bedside

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Mapping Disease

By | April 29, 2013

Online tools could help to improve our patchy knowledge of the whereabouts of infectious diseases.

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Italy Animal Lab Trashed

By | April 24, 2013

Animal-rights activists devastate a psychiatric research lab at the University of Milan.

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Female Anthropologists Harassed

By | April 15, 2013

A new survey finds a high incidence of sexual harassment and rape among women doing anthropological field work.

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