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Big Money for Big Data

By | April 2, 2012

The Obama administration pledges $200 million for better ways of managing and extracting information from large data sets.

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In the introduction to the book, author Marc J. Kuchner tells the story of how one scientist used tricks of the marketing trade to save the Endangered Species Act from the political axe.

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The Two Faces of Metastasis

By | April 1, 2012

During development, the cells of an embryo change their pattern of gene expression, which allows them to detach from their original location and migrate to another part of the embryo, where the pattern changes again to allow formation of a new organ.

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Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?

By | April 1, 2012

A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.

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More Scrutiny for Senior Scientists?

By | March 30, 2012

The NIH plans an extra layer of review for scientists with at least $1.5 million in existing grants.

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MIT Students Petition Congress

By | March 27, 2012

Graduate students ask for more federal research support.

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University Hospitals Struggle

By | March 22, 2012

Through a confluence of events, academic medical centers could lose 10 percent of their revenue in the coming years.

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Pharma Puts Up Money for Biotech

By | March 21, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline and Johnson & Johnson contribute a total of $100 million to early-stage biotech endeavors.

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Slipping from the Top?

By | March 14, 2012

Experts and the American public worry that the country is at risk of losing its global leadership position in scientific research.

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Opinion: A Big Pharma Biotech Fund

By | March 5, 2012

Pharmaceutical companies should deploy cash to fund struggling biotech companies, which could generate much needed new drugs.

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