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Cuts to US Science Loom
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2011
As Congress prepares a strategy to trim the national deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, legislators suggest cuts to government research.
No European Patents for Stem Cells
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 19, 2011
The high court in Europe decided that researchers are barred from filing EU patents on work involving human embryonic stem cells.
Brain Structure Linked to Facebook
Jef Akst | Oct 18, 2011
The number of friends one has on Facebook correlates with the size of certain brain regions—and the number of friends made in real life.
NIH Grants Funding Drops
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2011
The success rate of the government agency's grant applications has hit an all-time low.
We're Back
Bob Grant | Oct 17, 2011
The Scientist is back in business and will continue to bring you the latest news and greatest developments in the life sciences.
Floods Threaten Thai Innovation Hub
Bob Grant | Oct 17, 2011
A campus housing several national research institutes and private companies braces for rising waters in the Southeast Asian country.
Two Postdocs Accused of Misconduct
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 17, 2011
Postdocs at two US research institutions are accused of misrepresenting scientific findings.
New Journal Ratings Questioned
Bob Grant | Oct 5, 2011
A new system of ranking scientific journals irks some metrics experts.
New Way to Make Embryonic Stem Cells
Amy Coombs | Oct 5, 2011
A breakthrough in somatic cell nuclear transfer opens the possibility of producing human embryonic stem cells with a patient’s own genes.
Makeup Enhances Likability
Sabrina Richards | Oct 5, 2011
The first study of how cosmetics influence others' perceptions a woman’s personality suggests that makeup can make a difference.