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How regulation hamstrings animal research

By | February 1, 2006

US agencies change previously effective rules, give oversight to people unfamiliar with the benefits of animal research, and place unreasonable demands on researchers


Time to Abandon the Three Rs

By | February 1, 2006

Submitting to ?refinement, reduction, and replacement? risks the future of animal research


Nanotechnology's Dilemmas

By | December 5, 2005

Nanotechnology can learn much from history.


Making Sense of Science

By | November 21, 2005

Lemon juice may help beat AIDS; genetically modified crops will create superweeds; measles vaccine may be responsible for autism; and mobile phones can cut male fertility by a third.


What's Wrong With Single Hypotheses

By | November 7, 2005

The classic description of the scientific method begins with devising a hypothesis.


Keeping Tabs on Mercury

By | October 24, 2005

When scientist David Evers of the Biodiversity Research Institute in Gorham, Maine, saw the latest data on mercury from Vermont's Green Mountains, he was amazed.


Stem Cell Research's Reversal of Fortune

By | October 10, 2005

The conventional wisdom among the scientific community and the public is that the present federal US policy on stem cell research, which provides National Institutes of Health funding only for research on stem cell lines developed before August 2001, has significantly reduced funding for stem cell research and diminished the translation of this platform technology to important therapies.


How to Improve Peer Review at NIH

By | September 12, 2005

Peer reviewers for the National Institutes of Health are faced with the impossible.


Why Do We Invoke Darwin?

By | August 29, 2005

Darwin's theory of evolution offers a sweeping explanation of the history of life, from the earliest microscopic organisms billions of years ago to all the plants and animals around us today.

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It's Academic. Or Is It?

By | August 1, 2005

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