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Beetle Mania

By Edyta Zielinska | August 25, 2011

Philadelphia's Academy of Natural Sciences was crawling with bugs, and The Scientist went down to join in the fun.

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NIH Finalizes Conflict Rules

By Bob Grant | August 25, 2011

America's key federal biomedical research agency officially releases its new policy on conflicts of interest.

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Religion and Disease

By Cristina Luiggi | August 25, 2011

Deadly epidemics can have a profound impact on people’s choice of religion.

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Cutting Back in Academia

By Jef Akst | August 23, 2011

The National Academy of Sciences will propose a plan for cutting back costs at state universities.

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Beer Yeast Identified

By Jef Akst | August 23, 2011

A new yeast species found in Patagonia appears to be the missing half of the long-used lager yeast.

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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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Discredited Studies Not Yet Retracted

By Jef Akst | August 16, 2011

Ten years after an investigative report found that 10 papers on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) were “flawed,” only one has been pulled from the literature.

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Fewer PhD Funds for UK

By Jef Akst | August 16, 2011

UK’s Research Councils may fund fewer new doctoral students in the upcoming academic year.

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The Father of Trial Randomization Dies

By Bob Grant | August 15, 2011

Statistician Paul Meier, who championed the random assignment of patients to treatment groups in clinical trials, changed the way the researchers test experimental drugs.

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Love and Crickets

By Cristina Luiggi | August 12, 2011

A new exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia celebrates the work of an artist who is also the world’s authority on grasshoppers and crickets.

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