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Opinion: Bias Is Unavoidable

By Lisa Cosgrove | August 7, 2012

Simply disclosing conflicts of interest is not enough.


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Opinion: The Postdoc Challenge

By Magdia De Jesus | August 1, 2012

Financial hardships of young scientists in training are forcing many talented researchers to find new careers.


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Opinion: Scientists’ Intuitive Failures

By Matthew C. Nisbet and Dietram A. Scheufele | July 23, 2012

Much of what researchers believe about the public and effective communication is wrong.


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Last Chance for 2012 Salary Survey

By The Scientist Staff | July 10, 2012

The Scientist has extended the deadline for our survey for another week. Take 5 minutes to help us determine the most current salary data for life scientists.


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Roundup from Microbiology Meeting

By Edyta Zielinska | June 21, 2012

Some of the interesting stories researchers were discussing at this year’s American Society of Microbiology meeting in San Francisco.


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Opinion: What’s Wrong with COI?

By Thomas P. Stossel | June 12, 2012

Financial “conflicts of interest” should not be so quickly condemned. Industry relationships are unequivocally beneficial.


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Opinion: Justice Delayed, Health Denied

By Joseph Amon | June 4, 2012

African justice systems must change to help curb HIV and tuberculosis transmission in prisons.


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Next Generation: The Brain Bot

By Megan Scudellari | May 29, 2012

A 30-year-old technique to record the electrical activity of neurons gets a robotic makeover.


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Could Stem Cells Cure MS?

By Megan Scudellari | May 23, 2012

A growth factor isolated from human stem cells shows promising results in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.

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Live Slow, Die Old

By Ed Yong | May 17, 2012

Ancient bacteria living in deep-sea sediments are alive—but with metabolisms so slow that it’s hard to tell.


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