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Evolving Dependence

By | September 27, 2012

Scientists unravel the confusing molecular biology behind a fruit fly’s reliance on a single type of cactus.

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Solving Irreproducible Science

By | September 26, 2012

Will the recently launched Reproducibility Initiative succeed in cleaning up research and reducing retractions?


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Opinion: Cell Phone Health Risk?

By | September 25, 2012

Security concerns during the Cold War may have led to the generation of misinformation on the physiological effects of microwave radiation from mobile phones.


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Gender Bias when Hiring Scientists

By | September 21, 2012

Both male and female researchers are less likely to hire a female candidate than a male candidate with the same experience.


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Beating Drug-Resistant TB

By | September 19, 2012

Reinvestigating a natural antibiotic compound reveals its potential as a tuberculosis drug.

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Dotting “i”s and Crossing “t”s

By | September 17, 2012

As federal budgets tighten, the US government is getting serious about enforcing reporting and administrative rules that accompany academic grants.


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Scientists "Spin" Results

By | September 13, 2012

A new study of the scientific literature finds that researchers are guilty of overemphasizing the benefits of medical treatments.


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Double-Edged TB Drug

By | September 12, 2012

A cheap pain reliever that can kill drug-resistant, tuberculosis-causing bacteria may never be tested.


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Fears over Fast-Tracking Drugs

By | September 10, 2012

Doctors question whether a government initiative to speed approval for promising new drugs is ensuring safety.


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Rethinking Herbal Medicine

By | September 10, 2012

A phylogenetic study of traditional plant remedies could aid drug development.


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