culture, disease & medicine, NIH
Resignations Over AIDS Denial
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2012
A member of an Italian journal’s editorial board resigns in protest of a paper denying the link between HIV and AIDs.
Opinion: Celebrities Pushing Drugs?
Howard Brody | Jan 30, 2012
Celebrity spokespeople for pharma companies can manipulate the public’s understanding of disease.
Caffeine Affects Estrogen Levels
Megan Scudellari | Jan 26, 2012
Moderate caffeine intake is associated with higher estrogen levels for Asians, but lower levels for whites.
A Peer Review Revolution?
Jef Akst | Jan 24, 2012
A new social network provides a novel forum for science publishing and peer review.
NIH Funding Hits All-Time Low
Jef Akst | Jan 23, 2012
Grant success rates at the national funding agency dropped to a mere 18 percent in 2011, the lowest ever.
Cracks Form in Anti-Open Access Push
Bob Grant | Jan 18, 2012
Academic and commercial publishers disagree on the legislation that would limit public access to federally funded research findings.
JSTOR For Free
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 17, 2012
JSTOR, the online archive of scholarly journal articles, is offering free but limited access to its database.
Lower Caps for NIH-Funded Researchers
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 10, 2012
Universities may have to pay thousands of dollars more to cover the salaries of researchers funded by the federal agency.
Anti-Open Access Rises Again
Bob Grant | Jan 9, 2012
A newly introduced bill that aims to block public access to publicly-funded research echoes similar bills that have been tried in the past.
Clinical Trial Data Repressed
Bob Grant | Jan 5, 2012
A new study finds that important drug safety data are not seeing the light of day.