cancer genomics, evolution, culture, developmental biology
NIH Biased Against Blacks?
Bob Grant | Aug 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.
Discredited Studies Not Yet Retracted
Jef Akst | Aug 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.
Fewer PhD Funds for UK
Jef Akst | Aug 16, 2011
UK’s Research Councils may fund fewer new doctoral students in the upcoming academic year.
The Father of Trial Randomization Dies
Bob Grant | Aug 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.
Oldest Known Wood
Jef Akst | Aug 12, 2011
Two newly described fossils suggest that wood is some 10 million years older than previous believed.
Love and Crickets
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 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.
Chasing Grasshoppers
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 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.
Yeast Don't Need Oxygen
Bob Grant | Aug 11, 2011
Scientists discover that ancestors of the unicellular fungi can synthesize essential biomolecules with only trace levels of O2.
Next Generation: Hundreds of Cell-Analyses at Once
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 11, 2011
A new microfluidics chip lets researchers analyze the nucleic acids of 300 individual cells simultaneously.
Why Have Twins?
Jef Akst | Aug 11, 2011
Mothers more likely to have twins have heavier, healthier non-twin babies, possibly explaining why twinning evolved.