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Image of the Day: Henrietta Lacks

By The Scientist Staff | May 12, 2018

A painting of the woman who was the source of HeLa cells will be on view at the National Portrait Gallery beginning May 15.

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Diversity Lacking in US Academia: Study

By Bob Grant | August 22, 2017

STEM faculties at public universities have an underrepresentation of African Americans, Hispanics, and women, but there are signs of change.

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On Race, Gender, and NIH Funding

By Bob Grant | August 1, 2016

The results of two studies suggest slightly different biases in the review of National Institutes of Health R01 grant applications from minority and/or women researchers.

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Telomeres Show Signs of Early-Life Stress

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | April 7, 2014

Reduction in telomere length is associated with stress early on in life and may have a genetic component, researchers find.

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Opinion: A Diverse Perspective

By W. Malcolm Byrnes | July 29, 2013

Progress in science is dependent on the diversity of its workforce.

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Opinion: On Being an “African-American Scientist”

By Raynard S. Kington | March 5, 2013

If African-American researchers are ever to gain equal opportunities in science, even subtle cases of differential treatment must be stamped out.

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NIH Tackles Racism

By Bob Grant | June 25, 2012

An advisory committee urges the federal funding agency to take steps to counter racial bias in the granting process.

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NIH Biased Against Blacks?

By Bob Grant | 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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