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Religion and Disease

By | August 25, 2011

Deadly epidemics can have a profound impact on people’s choice of religion.

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Cutting Back in Academia

By | August 23, 2011

The National Academy of Sciences will propose a plan for cutting back costs at state universities.

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NIH Biased Against Blacks?

By | August 22, 2011

A new study reveals that African American researchers are 10 percent less likely to receive funding from the federal agency than their white peers.

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Facebook Forces Pharma to Show Comments

By | August 17, 2011

The social media site enforces its rule that pages should allow social interaction through comments, even on drug company pages.

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Discredited Studies Not Yet Retracted

By | August 16, 2011

Ten years after an investigative report found that 10 papers on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) were “flawed,” only one has been pulled from the literature.

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Fewer PhD Funds for UK

By | August 16, 2011

UK’s Research Councils may fund fewer new doctoral students in the upcoming academic year.

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The Father of Trial Randomization Dies

By | August 15, 2011

Statistician Paul Meier, who championed the random assignment of patients to treatment groups in clinical trials, changed the way the researchers test experimental drugs.

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Love and Crickets

By | August 12, 2011

A new exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia celebrates the work of an artist who is also the world’s authority on grasshoppers and crickets.

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Chasing Grasshoppers

By | August 12, 2011

A conversation with Dan Otte, a South African artist and curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Otte also happens to have discovered around 20 percent of the cricket species known to date.

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Fair Trade at Plant Roots

By | August 11, 2011

Plant and fungal symbionts swap more resources with partners that provide a greater return of nutrients.

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