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Baruj Benacerraf Dies

By | August 3, 2011

The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.

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Disclosure Requirements Dropped

By | August 3, 2011

An initiative that would require universities to post their researchers' industry ties online has faltered.

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Debt Ceiling Bill May Hurt Science

By | August 2, 2011

The bill to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit would slash billions of dollars for basic scientific and medical research.

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George W. Bush’s Science Advisor Dies

By | August 2, 2011

John Marburger became a lightning rod for criticism that the Bush administration had politicized climate change science and human embryonic stem cell research.

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Top 7 in Immunology

By | August 2, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Anti-evolution Vandals?

By | August 1, 2011

Pro-evolution bumper stickers and emblems are being removed from the cars of biologists in Florida.

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In Chapter 6, "Research and Teaching at the All-Administrative University," author Benjamin Ginsberg describes the perils of pursuing scholarship and teaching in the industrial environment of today's American institutions of higher learning.

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Faculty Fallout

By | August 1, 2011

Administrators have taken over US universities, and they’re steering institutions of higher learning away from the goal of serving as beacons of knowledge.

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Peer Review Needs a Makeover

By | July 29, 2011

A UK parliamentary panel says peer review is still valuable, but should be supplemented by open review processes, preprint servers, and online repositories.

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Stem Cell Funding Victory

By | July 27, 2011

A US judge dismisses a case against federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research.

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