U Rochester Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for $9.4 Million
U Rochester Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for $9.4 Million
Nine former students and faculty members who sued the institution in 2017 over its handling of sexual harassment claims will contribute a portion of the settlement to those whose careers suffered as a result.
U Rochester Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for $9.4 Million
U Rochester Sexual Harassment Lawsuit Settled for $9.4 Million

Nine former students and faculty members who sued the institution in 2017 over its handling of sexual harassment claims will contribute a portion of the settlement to those whose careers suffered as a result.

Nine former students and faculty members who sued the institution in 2017 over its handling of sexual harassment claims will contribute a portion of the settlement to those whose careers suffered as a result.

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Governments Must Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing, Says WHO
Governments Must Ramp Up COVID-19 Testing, Says WHO
Catherine Offord | Mar 18, 2020
The World Health Organization warns that a lack of data on how many people have the disease could undermine containment and mitigation efforts in many countries.
Coronavirus’s Effect on Autism Research May Have Lasting Effects
Coronavirus’s Effect on Autism Research May Have Lasting Effects
Peter Hess | Mar 18, 2020
Labs are trying to figure out who will care for animals and organoids and some clinical trials are put on hold.
UK Government to Boost R&D Spending
UK Government to Boost R&D Spending
Catherine Offord | Mar 13, 2020
The 2020 budget includes a 15 percent increase in public funding for research and development next year, but some scientists want more details on where the money will go.
Interior Department Distorted Climate Change Evidence: Report
Interior Department Distorted Climate Change Evidence: Report
Kerry Grens | Mar 3, 2020
Agency documents, including scientific analyses, included language that misrepresents the uncertainty surrounding climate change, according to a New York Times investigation.
Scientists Grapple with US Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
Scientists Grapple with US Restrictions on Fetal Tissue Research
Diana Kwon | Mar 2, 2020
The Trump administration’s changes to policy involving material donated from abortions have led scientists to adjust their research projects or seek alternative sources of funding.
Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry
Variation in Cannabis Testing Challenges a Young Industry
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2020
The US lacks standardized methods to assess products for potency and safety. That’s a big problem for the labs tasked with doing the testing.
Government’s Mixed Messages on Coronavirus Are Dangerous: Experts
Government’s Mixed Messages on Coronavirus Are Dangerous: Experts
Ashley Yeager | Feb 28, 2020
Administration officials have given contradictory statements about how COVID-19 will affect the US, and it is not clear who is leading the infectious disease response effort, critics say.
Bioethicists Criticize WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Trial
Bioethicists Criticize WHO’s Malaria Vaccine Trial
Lisa Winter | Feb 28, 2020
The study, conducted in Malawi, Kenya, and Ghana, did not obtain informed consent from each parent whose child participated, but rather considered consent “implied” because of the particular experimental design.
Coronavirus Precautions Stifle Research
Coronavirus Precautions Stifle Research
Emma Yasinski | Feb 26, 2020
Organizers have cancelled conferences, COVID-19 quarantines have prevented some scientists in China from visiting their labs, and travel restrictions have left researchers stranded.