Officials at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were bewildered when Richard Horton, editor of TheLancet, on 11 February published criticisms of the institution's Center for Global Health that he received from an anonymous letter writer.
After 20 years of research and almost as many years fighting industry groups in court for control of their data, government scientists can finally publish two papers showing that underground miners exposed to diesel fumes have a threefold increased risk for contracting lung cance
In a victory for open access advocates, two U.S. lawmakers yesterday dropped a bill that would have banned the National Institutes of Health from requiring that its researchers submit their peer-reviewed manuscripts to a public archive.
VANCOUVER, CANADA—Government scientists in Canada are facing growing restrictions on their ability to speak directly to the public and the press—and could benefit from new policies being instituted south of the border in the United States, according to panelists discussing
A federal judge in San Diego yesterday dismissed a case in which the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sought to free five orcas "enslaved" at SeaWorld theme parks by using the 13th Amendment of the United States Constitution, which outlaws sl
TOKYO—A trio of American researchers will share one of this year's Japan Prizes for bringing their work on a leukemia drug from a basic discovery to a clinical success, while a Japanese material scientist is taking the o
Today the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced the four winners of the 2012 Crafoord Prize, an annual award that rotates between the disciplines of astronomy, mathematics, geosciences, biosciences, and arthritis research.