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BRCA1 Further Elucidated
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 27, 2011
Researchers have pinpointed the region of a key cancer gene that’s involved in tumor suppression.
US-Funded Researcher Salaries to Drop?
Bob Grant | Oct 27, 2011
A draft 2012 spending bill would cut the maximum salary paid to biomedical scientists by grants from NIH, CDC, and other federal agencies.
Best Places Surveys Are Closed
Jef Akst | Oct 25, 2011
The Scientist's 2012 Best Places to Work surveys have closed.
Mom's Blood Reveals Baby's Down Syndrome
Jef Akst | Oct 25, 2011
Last week researchers released the first non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome, and more such tests are expected in the coming months.
Orangutans Have Culture
Bob Grant | Oct 25, 2011
A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures.
Science and Engineering Grads in Demand
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 25, 2011
Training in technical fields opens up opportunities in many non-science careers, explaining, in part, why many science grads don't stay in science.
Climate Change Not Exaggerated
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2011
A study funded by climate change skeptics confirms that global warming is happening at the rate questioned by "Climategate."
Protection for Big-Screen Virus
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 19, 2011
Researchers find an antibody that may protect against a virus similar to the one featured in the movie Contagion.
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.
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.