Research

Blacklisted Professors

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What's it like to have your projects singled out to lose money in a U.S. House vote? Two researchers explain what their work is really about.

8 Top Universities Plan Global 'Partnership'

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Some of the world's leading research universities plan a new cooperative venture in which they will share faculty members and students and build what its leaders call a "global partnership."

Details about the arrangement are vague -- so vague, in fact, that officials at the two American institutions planning to be involved, Yale and the University of California at Berkeley, aren't ready to talk about it yet.

Women, Minorities and the Sciences

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Study finds National Science Foundation programs have made a difference, but urges focus on community colleges.

Building Boom in Biomedical Science

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More than half of growth in academic research facilities is in biological or medical fields, according to the NSF.

Far Away Trial

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Duke grad student from Turkey faces charges in Armenia; human rights groups see censorship at play.

The Sociology of IRB's

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For decades, but especially in recent years, social scientists have been frustrated by institutional review boards, campus bodies that must approve studies involving human subjects.

The IRB's, as they are called, are best known for their work on informed consent with medical research. But the boards also must approve projects in which sociologists conduct surveys or do interviews -- even though such work doesn't pose any of the dangers of, say, a drug whose side effects could be deadly.

Fruitful Environment for Female Scientists

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University-based research centers offer prospect of more gender equity than academic departments, a study finds.

Connected on Campus

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New scrutiny for drug researchers at universities over their ties to investment firms.

Chemists and Chief Executives, Too

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At scholarly meeting, 4 presidents discuss the state of higher education and their field.

U.S. Funds for Science Rose 9% in 2003

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NIH doubling effort drove increase; Hopkins leads top 20 again, NSF finds.

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