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Opinion: Rebuffing RAS Reform

By | September 19, 2013

On the impending changes to the Russian Academy of Sciences


image: Opinion: Translational Research in Crisis

Opinion: Translational Research in Crisis

By | September 10, 2013

Turning discoveries made in academic labs into innovative therapies requires a radically new approach.


image: Sequester Hitting Scientists Hard

Sequester Hitting Scientists Hard

By | September 4, 2013

A recent survey of working researchers highlights funding difficulties and the perceived decline of the U.S. as a leader in science. 

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image: Row Threatens EU-Israel Research

Row Threatens EU-Israel Research

By | August 21, 2013

The European Union’s declaration that it will not support research in Israel’s occupied territories may prompt the country to forgo participation in the Horizon 2020 program.

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image: Opinion: Should Science Be for Sale?

Opinion: Should Science Be for Sale?

By | August 20, 2013

The increasing push to commercialize research is destroying the scientific community.


image: Week in Review, July 8–12

Week in Review, July 8–12

By | July 12, 2013

Editor accused of fraud leaves post; the good and the bad of gut microbiota; bacterial gene shuffle; legal restrictions hamper illicit drug research; antibodies and autism


image: Side-Chain Theory, circa 1900

Side-Chain Theory, circa 1900

By | July 1, 2013

Paul Ehrlich came up with an explanation for cellular interactions based on receptors, earning a Nobel Prize and the title "Father of Modern Immunology"—only to have his theory forgotten.


image: Proposed “Japanese NIH” Draws Fire

Proposed “Japanese NIH” Draws Fire

By | June 25, 2013

Scientific societies in Japan contend that a plan for an NIH-like agency to oversee the country’s science ministries will squash basic research.


image: Week in Review, June 17–21

Week in Review, June 17–21

By | June 21, 2013

On the gene patent decision; a high-res human brain model; bats’ influence on moths mating calls; toxicants threaten brain health; platelet-driven immunity


image: Platelets Help Tackle Bacteria

Platelets Help Tackle Bacteria

By | June 16, 2013

The cell fragments play a role in the body’s first line of defense against bacterial infection, helping white blood cells grab blood-borne bacteria in the liver.


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