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Texas Cancer Agency Unshackled

By | March 21, 2013

Texas’s top officials have authorized the state's troubled cancer research institute to award $71.8 million in recruitment grants that have been on hold since last December.

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U.K. May Allow Mitochondrial Replacement

By | March 21, 2013

The country’s fertility regulator reported that the technique has “broad support.”

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Disputes Over Text-Mining

By | March 21, 2013

Computer programs that trawl research papers can reveal important large-scale patterns and facilitate further research, but publishers are wary.

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Snobby Scientists

By | March 21, 2013

Does the preference of many scientists to only hear talks from successful institutions limit the reach of innovation?

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Bridges for UK Water Voles

By | March 20, 2013

Newly constructed ramps will expand the habitat available to a colony of water voles in London, and similar ramps elsewhere could encourage isolated populations to mix.   

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Giant Squid Are a Single Species

By | March 20, 2013

Arciteuthis from disparate locations around the world are genetically similar.

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March Methods Madness

By | March 20, 2013

Thomson Reuters launches Metrics Mania, which will pit universities against each other, not on the basketball court, but in the scientific literature.

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AstraZeneca Downsizing R&D Staff

By | March 19, 2013

Positions for 1,600 scientists at the pharmaceutical company will be eliminated globally.

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Anthrax Vax Test OK for Kids

By | March 19, 2013

A presidential bioethics commission lays out the framework for testing the anthrax vaccine in children.

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Fish Brain on Film

By | March 19, 2013

Improvements in light-sheet microscopy enable real-time activity imaging of almost every neuron in the brain of zebrafish larvae.

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