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image: Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines

Elsevier Signs Up to Transparency Guidelines

By Catherine Offord | September 5, 2017

The publisher will ask its journal editors to adopt widely accepted standards on transparency and openness in scientific communication.

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image: Researchers Advised to Remove Climate Change Language

Researchers Advised to Remove Climate Change Language

By Catherine Offord | August 29, 2017

The Department of Energy requested that scientists reword grant proposals to be more in line with the White House’s agenda on climate research.

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image: Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults

Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults

By Kerry Grens | August 14, 2017

A review of several dozen hospitalized patients in Brazil finds neurological conditions, including inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, in addition to Guillain-Barre syndrome.

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image: Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation

Nature Index Identifies Top Contributors to Innovation

By Catherine Offord | August 9, 2017

New rankings highlight institutions that have produced large numbers of articles cited in others' patents.

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image: Researchers Petition to Bring Back Grant Caps

Researchers Petition to Bring Back Grant Caps

By Bob Grant | August 9, 2017

Nearly 1,000 signatories are asking the National Institutes of Health to reinstitute the Grant Support Index proposal.

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image: Peer-Review Fraud Scheme Uncovered in China

Peer-Review Fraud Scheme Uncovered in China

By Bob Grant | July 31, 2017

The Chinese government finds almost 500 researchers guilty of misconduct in relation to a recent spate of retractions from a cancer journal.

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Researchers have criticized their countries’ initiatives, which some suspect were launched in reaction to a perceived anti-science sentiment from the Trump administration.

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A cardiovascular surgeon’s research was rejected for publication because it referenced evolutionary theory, Turkish outlets report, while the university at the center of the tumult claims the story is false. 

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Another case of HIV remission emerges, this time in a South African girl diagnosed as an infant and disease-free for more than eight years.

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image: UK’s Brexit Team Lacks a Science Advisor

UK’s Brexit Team Lacks a Science Advisor

By Shawna Williams | July 18, 2017

Advocacy groups call for the role to be filled.

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