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Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and...
Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
The new atlas, which shows the distribution of important trace metals and other substances, is the first product of...
Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
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2 February 2009 11:44 am
“The greatest risk in periods of tight economic times and tight budgets is to stop taking risks.” That FDR-style aphorism about the need to spend more money on risky science even in hard times—uttered by former U.S. National Institutes of Health Director Elias Zerhouni—appears in a paper issued Friday by the National Academies, a summary of last month’s so-called Biosummit of biomedical research leaders. The report, which says recommendations will follow, signals the start of an effort to get comment from the field and to draw up a long-term agenda for bioscience later this year.