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How a Prominent Mexican Scientist Wound Up a Spy for Russia
Hector Cabrera Fuentes, a renowned cardiovascular researcher, collaborated with Russian intelligence agents for more than a year, prosecutors said.
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How a Prominent Mexican Scientist Wound Up a Spy for Russia
How a Prominent Mexican Scientist Wound Up a Spy for Russia

Hector Cabrera Fuentes, a renowned cardiovascular researcher, collaborated with Russian intelligence agents for more than a year, prosecutors said.

Hector Cabrera Fuentes, a renowned cardiovascular researcher, collaborated with Russian intelligence agents for more than a year, prosecutors said.

ABOVE: © iStock.com, photosvit

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Russian Scientists Grapple with an Uncertain Future
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 25, 2022
The now month-long invasion of Ukraine has resulted in changes in policies and severances of international scientific collaborations with Russian universities and researchers. The war has also precipitated a moral reckoning for many scientists in Russia.
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Science Comes to a Halt in Ukraine, at Risk in Russia
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 4, 2022
The Russian invasion into Ukraine that began a week ago has forced Ukrainian scientists to abandon their labs and is putting research in Russia in peril.
Stamping Out Science, 1948
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2021
Trofim Lysenko’s attacks on geneticists had long-term effects on Russian science and scientists, despite a lack of evidence to support his beliefs about biological inheritance.
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Scientists Voice Concerns over Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Study
Amanda Heidt | Sep 11, 2020
Almost 40 scientists have signed an open letter, citing odd patterns in the data and a lack of transparency after authors withheld the full data.
Russia Approves World’s First Coronavirus Vaccine
Jef Akst | Aug 11, 2020
Some researchers express skepticism given the lack of data about the vaccine’s safety and efficacy, and the country plans to vaccinate healthcare workers, teachers, and others even before testing is complete.
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Coronavirus Vaccine Data Are Targets for Foreign Hackers
Amanda Heidt | Jul 17, 2020
Intelligence officials from the US, UK, and Canada point the finger at Cozy Bear, a group with links to the Russian government.
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Arctic Swelters Under 38 °C Heat Wave
Amanda Heidt | Jun 24, 2020
The possibly record-breaking temps follow the warmest winter on record in the region.
Deafness Gene GJB2 Edited in Human Eggs
Emily Makowski | Oct 18, 2019
The research, led by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, has not led to the birth of gene-edited babies—yet.
Russian Sites Promote Anti-GMO Articles, Study Finds
Jim Daley | Feb 28, 2018
RT and Sputnik publish stories about GMOs more often than US outlets, and typically portray them in a negative light.
Russia’s Scientific Squeeze Out
Bob Grant | Jul 17, 2015
Lawmakers in the country are moving to blacklist western scientists and foundations that support overseas scholarship.
Opinion: Rebuffing RAS Reform
Victoria Doronina | Sep 19, 2013
On the impending changes to the Russian Academy of Sciences
Opinion: Should Science Be for Sale?
Victoria Doronina | Aug 20, 2013
The increasing push to commercialize research is destroying the scientific community.