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NIH Finalizes Conflict Rules
Bob Grant | Aug 25, 2011
America's key federal biomedical research agency officially releases its new policy on conflicts of interest.
Religion and Disease
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 25, 2011
Deadly epidemics can have a profound impact on people’s choice of religion.
Cutting Back in Academia
Jef Akst | Aug 23, 2011
The National Academy of Sciences will propose a plan for cutting back costs at state universities.
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.
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.
Fair Trade at Plant Roots
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2011
Plant and fungal symbionts swap more resources with partners that provide a greater return of nutrients.