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  • 1 May 1997

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--National Science Foundation director Neal Lane announced here yesterday the 1997 recipients of the National Medal of Science, the nation's highest scientific honor. Also announced were winners of the National Medal of Technology.

  • 30 Apr 1997

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and 38 other environmental and activist groups today announced plans to file a lawsuit in the U.S.

  • 21 Apr 1997

    Pulling no punches, three top medical journals have squared off over whether and how to disclose conflicts of interest that may color research findings.

  • 17 Apr 1997

    Five scientists have accused some special interests, including companies and medical lobby groups, of trying to disrupt the flow of public health data for commercial or ideological ends.

  • 16 Apr 1997

    Citing examples of data-hoarding by colleagues, some scientists have griped that commercialism and competition are destroying the once-congenial atmosphere of U.S. academic labs.

  • 15 Apr 1997

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--After 2 years of turmoil, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has a new president. William Wulf, a University of Virginia computer engineer, was elected today by the NAE's members to lead their powerful academy into the next century.

  • 15 Apr 1997

    Findings suppressed for more than 2 years by a drug company that sponsored the research will finally appear in tomorrow's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

  • 11 Apr 1997

    LONDON--The European Commission this week announced its plans for a radical shake-up of the European Union's (EU's) main multibillion-dollar research effort.

  • 8 Apr 1997

    The New York University (NYU) Medical Center has agreed to pay $15.5 million to the federal government to settle a civil complaint alleging that for 11 years the center overcharged for indirect research costs--overhead such as maintaining a library and providing electricity to labs.

  • 8 Apr 1997

    Canada will build an important component of the international space station in exchange for free access to its laboratories under a new bilateral agreement announced today in Washington. The agreement, unveiled after a meeting between Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien and U.S.

  • 7 Apr 1997

    LONDON--Several European countries have agreed to the first-ever international convention on biomedical ethics.

  • 31 Mar 1997

    When it comes to the number of supercomputing centers it wants to support, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has decided that less is more.

  • 27 Mar 1997

    BETHESDA, MARYLAND--The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has once again endorsed breast cancer testing for women in their forties.

  • 25 Mar 1997

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--The Russian government is about to launch two programs aimed at feeding the flames of an already-hot cottage industry: science-based businesses.

  • 25 Mar 1997

    VENICE--Italy's chief research funding agency, the National Research Council (CNR), has a new head: informatics engineer Lucio Bianco, a relatively unknown academic. Bianco is expected to steer the council toward funding more applied research.

  • 25 Mar 1997

    Japan's 32-year-old earthquake-prediction research program has failed to meet its goal of warning the public of impending earthquakes and has overstated the chances of developing accurate forecasts.

  • 24 Mar 1997

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--Scientists should be skeptical of the White House claim that R&D has been protected from the headlong rush to cut the federal deficit.

  • 20 Mar 1997

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--After Christine DeMark told her boss she was getting a test for a gene defect linked to Huntington's disease, her employer "did everything they could to force me to quit," she said at a press conference here today.

  • 18 Mar 1997

    MOSCOW--Russian President Boris Yeltsin yesterday resurrected his science ministry and appointed an engineer to spearhead a drive to reform Russian science. The ongoing Cabinet reorganization should give Russian scientists a stronger voice in the government.

  • 17 Mar 1997

    STRASBOURG, FRANCE--Some 200 prominent European researchers met here over the weekend to launch an association that will speak for working researchers across the continent.

  • 17 Mar 1997

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--Citing a stunning decline in leprosy cases worldwide, a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva suggests that the disease can be eliminated by 2000.

  • 12 Mar 1997

    WASHINGTON--An expert panel recommended today that the National Science Foundation (NSF) go ahead with its plan to build an ambitious new research station at the South Pole.

  • 11 Mar 1997

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--Congress has launched an investigation into controversial human embryo studies conducted by Mark Hughes, a molecular geneticist who once worked at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • 10 Mar 1997

    MOSCOW--Destitute, their labs on the brink of ruin, Russian scientists may finally have something to cheer about.

  • 10 Mar 1997

    LONDON--Corporate scientists often must hide proprietary data to protect a bottom line. But at least in Britain, that doesn't mean they're unwilling to share the fruits of their basic research.

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