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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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image: Canada Investigates Scientist Muzzling

Canada Investigates Scientist Muzzling

By | April 4, 2013

The Canadian information commissioner will investigate mounting claims that the government is stifling communication between federal scientists and the press.

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image: Opinion: Canadian Science Under Attack

Opinion: Canadian Science Under Attack

By | April 2, 2013

Government policies are shuttering research facilities while muzzling federal researchers by dissuading them from talking to the press, participating in international collaborations, or publishing their work.

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Virologist Dies

By | February 8, 2013

The editor-in-chief of the open access journal Retrovirology has passed away unexpectedly.

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Italian Scientists Protest Evaluations

By | December 17, 2012

A scheme introduced by the Italian government to evaluate the country’s researchers and universities has come under fire from critics who say the criteria are too crude.

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Italian Earthquake Researchers Jailed

By | October 23, 2012

Seven people, including four scientists, are sentenced to 6 years imprisonment for failing to adequately assess the earthquake risk prior to a deadly 2009 quake.

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Fewer Dollars for Universities

By | September 27, 2012

The United States government is concerned over the declining levels of state funding for public research universities, citing a threat to overall economic health.

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image: Paul Ryan's Science Report

Paul Ryan's Science Report

By | August 20, 2012

The presumed vice-presidential candidate gets a mixed review on science funding and attitudes.

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image: Federal Scientists File Lawsuit

Federal Scientists File Lawsuit

By | August 7, 2012

Opponents of a new law requiring government researchers to publicly disclose personal financial information claim it is an invasion of privacy.

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Academics Win Patent Rights

By | April 10, 2012

A judge says that government and university labs have to share the patent rights to the successful cancer drug Velcade.

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