Biology

Anti-Aging Doctors Sue Professors

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$240 million sought in case that some see as attack on scholars who speak out on their areas of expertise.

'Science Under Siege'

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Throughout the Bush administration, the president's policies have been criticized by many scientists. On Tuesday, the American Civil Liberties Union issued a new and harsh analysis of those policies.

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.

Training Tomorrow's Doctors, For Now

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Growing up in a moderate income area near San Diego, Arnold Cuenca had an interest in and aptitude for science in high school. But as he contemplated potential careers, he, like most of his peers, was encouraged to enter the military or take a job right out of high school -- paths most of his peers chose. His mom was a nurse, though, and that got him thinking about being a doctor.

"Other than my mom, I had nothing to encourage me to become a health professional -- I didn't know what medicine was," says Cuenca.

Lost Dominance in Ph.D. Production

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A new study explores just how far the United States has fallen in educating scientists and engineers.

Badges and Segregation

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Pentagon's proposed rules for foreign researchers working on certain contracts anger universities.

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.

Dissing the Dalai Lama

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Some researchers organize boycott of Society for Neuroscience meeting because of invitation to religious leader.

'Guns, Germs, and Steel' Reconsidered

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies has had the kind of impact that most scholarly authors can only dream about for their works. First published by W.W. Norton in 1997, the book won a Pulitzer Prize the next year for its author, Jared Diamond, a professor of geography at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Graduate Science Enrollments Grow

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New data show increases for total pool, women, and minority students, but drop in first-time foreign students.

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