court, disease & medicine
Bad Blood Between California Universities
Bad Blood Between California Universities
Bob Grant | Jul 8, 2015
The University of California, San Diego, is suing the University of Southern California and a former employee over alleged data theft, among other charges of academic animosity.
Virus Denier Ordered to Pay Up
Virus Denier Ordered to Pay Up
Bob Grant | Mar 16, 2015
A biologist who offered €100,000 to anyone who could prove that measles is a virus must pony up, a German court says.
Seismologists Cleared of Manslaughter
Seismologists Cleared of Manslaughter
Kerry Grens | Nov 11, 2014
Six Italian earthquake advisors, charged with manslaughter for not sounding the alarm on a 2009 temblor, had their convictions overturned.
Columbia Pays Millions to Settle Fraud Claim
Columbia Pays Millions to Settle Fraud Claim
Bob Grant | Oct 30, 2014
The university has agreed to pay more than $9 million to resolve a lawsuit filed by the US government over the submission of false claims regarding federal research funds.
UC Spent Millions on Lab Death Case
UC Spent Millions on Lab Death Case
Bob Grant | Oct 28, 2014
The University of California paid about $4.5 million to private law firms over six years defending a UCLA chemistry professor from felony charges relating to his employee’s death.
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2014
ZMapp effectively rescued macaques from Ebola in a small trial, but it could be several months before supplies of the drug meet the growing human demand for it.
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
Tracy Vence | Aug 13, 2014
But biotech firms’ supplies are dwindling.
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2014
The US Food and Drug Administration approves a cervical test for human papillomavirus to be used as a primary cancer screening tool.
Court: Scientist’s Emails Are Private
Court: Scientist’s Emails Are Private
Kerry Grens | Apr 22, 2014
Judges rule that climate scientist Michael Mann’s communications are not subject to Freedom of Information Act requests.
Another Legal Setback for Myriad
Another Legal Setback for Myriad
Kerry Grens | Mar 11, 2014
A judge declines Myriad Genetics’s request to block its competitors from selling BRCA tests.