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Researchers Accused of Spreading Disease

By Bob Grant | December 21, 2015

Italian scientists are under investigation for allegedly worsening the transmission of a pathogen that is decimating olive groves in Puglia.

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Seismologists Cleared of Manslaughter

By Kerry Grens | November 11, 2014

Six Italian earthquake advisors, charged with manslaughter for not sounding the alarm on a 2009 temblor, had their convictions overturned.

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Stem Cell Trial Axed—Again

By Kerry Grens | October 7, 2014

Second review of a controversial stem cell trial in Italy has reached the same conclusion: it’s a no-go.

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Italian Stem Cell Trial Stopped

By Kerry Grens | October 11, 2013

With support from scientists, Italy’s health minister halts a controversial clinical trial.

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Italian Stem Cell Controversy

By Chris Palmer | July 16, 2013

Italian government officials and scientists clashed last week with a controversial stem cell researcher over details of an upcoming clinical trial.

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Dodgy Data Underpin Stem Cell Trial

By Kate Yandell | July 3, 2013

The patent application behind a controversial Italian treatment for neurodegenerative disease may contain duplicated images.

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Defending Animal Research

By Kate Yandell | June 4, 2013

Italian students and scientists rallied in Milan in support of using animals for science.

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Italy Orders Trials of Unproven Therapy

By Dan Cossins | May 23, 2013

Italian lawmakers have demanded formal approval for a controversial stem-cell therapy, but allowed some patients to continue treatment under stricter rules.

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image: Italian Science Facility Up in Smoke

Italian Science Facility Up in Smoke

By Bob Grant | March 7, 2013

In Naples, a complex that housed an interactive science museum, a business incubator, and conference facilities burnt to the ground this week.

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Italian Scientists Protest Evaluations

By Dan Cossins | December 17, 2012

A scheme introduced by the Italian government to evaluate the country’s researchers and universities has come under fire from critics who say the criteria are too crude.

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