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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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Next Generation: Electronic Skin

By Jessica P. Johnson | August 17, 2011

Tiny, flexible electronic chips embedded in a skin-like material monitor vitals and stimulate muscles.

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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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Chasing Grasshoppers

By Cristina Luiggi | August 12, 2011

A conversation with Dan Otte, a South African artist and curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Otte also happens to have discovered around 20 percent of the cricket species known to date.

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Turmoil at Brazilian Research Center

By Jef Akst | August 9, 2011

More than 100 researchers have left a neuroscience institute in Brazil in the last couple of weeks, protesting managerial problems they say are thwarting their work.

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A Chronic Lyme Biomarker?

By Bob Grant | August 8, 2011

Researchers identify an antibody profile that may mark patients who suffer persistent symptoms of the tick-borne disease.

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Rats Don't Map Altitude

By Jef Akst | August 8, 2011

Rat neurons only weakly respond as the animals climbed upwards, suggesting the brain's map of the environment doesn't account for altitude.

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