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H5N1 Researcher Speaks Out

By | January 26, 2012

Japanese virologist Yoshihiro Kawaoka, who led one of the recent studies on avian flu transmissibility, says that type of research is necessary.

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Pakistan Heart Drug Scare

By | January 25, 2012

Officials in Punjab province have arrested the owners of pharmaceutical companies making cardiac drugs suspected to contain heavy-metal contaminants.

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A Peer Review Revolution?

By | January 24, 2012

A new social network provides a novel forum for science publishing and peer review.

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A Call to Stop H5N1 Research

By | January 23, 2012

Three dozen researchers have signed a letter promising to halt dangerous bird flu research for 2 months to initiate safety discussions.

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image: Cracks Form in Anti-Open Access Push

Cracks Form in Anti-Open Access Push

By | January 18, 2012

Academic and commercial publishers disagree on the legislation that would limit public access to federally funded research findings.

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JSTOR For Free

By | January 17, 2012

JSTOR, the online archive of scholarly journal articles, is offering free but limited access to its database.

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Killer TB Hits India

By | January 16, 2012

An incurable form of tuberculosis has turned up on the subcontinent.

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image: Anti-Open Access Rises Again

Anti-Open Access Rises Again

By | January 9, 2012

A newly introduced bill that aims to block public access to publicly-funded research echoes similar bills that have been tried in the past.

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Clinical Trial Data Repressed

By | January 5, 2012

A new study finds that important drug safety data are not seeing the light of day.

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Britain Announces New University

By | January 5, 2012

The UK’s universities minister announces a plan for a new science and tech university funded entirely by non-government dollars.

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