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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...
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Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
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Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
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Russian Scientists Get No Respect
13 January 1997 8:00 pm
The average Russian has less regard for scientists than for peasants or politicians. In a new survey on public attitudes toward science, only 6% of 500 polled adults said that scientists enjoy "the highest respect in Russia." That's a far cry from the days of the Cold War, when scientists were hailed as "socialist heroes." Indeed, the survey, by the Center for Science Research and Statistics, a Moscow-based think tank, suggests that the public knows all too well the plight facing many of today's scientists: Scrambling for subsistence income by doing odd jobs outside their labs.