Biology

A Divorce in Singapore

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Johns Hopkins program, seen as pathbreaker for global graduate education, to close -- amid acrimony from former partners.

Putting That Science Degree to Work

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Science and engineering students appreciate their degrees even decades later.

Fighting Back Against Extremists

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Following increase in harassment from animal rights foes, UCLA announces campaign to protect researchers and their families.

A 'Perplexing' Tenure Decision

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Since 1999, Gabrielle Stryker has been an assistant professor of biological sciences at Oakland University, in Michigan -- one of a handful of women specializing in the hard sciences at the institution.

House Panel Backs NIH Extension

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Committee passes bill that would aim for 5% increases for biomedical research, but rebuffs effort to raise that ceiling.

Did Peter Singer Back Animal Research?

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No, but the intellectual father of animal rights admitted the possibility that some experiments might be justified.

Professor's Hunger Strike Ultimatum

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A professor who was denied tenure at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has vowed to start a hunger strike on February 5 outside the provost's office.

"I will either see the provost resign and my hard-earned tenure granted at MIT, or I will die defiantly right outside his office," James L. Sherley, who teaches biological engineering, wrote in a letter to colleagues that he provided to Inside Higher Ed. While not commenting directly on Sherley's claims, MIT issued a statement that he has been treated fairly.

Stem Cell Silence

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The University of Minnesota resists playing in a cultural tug of war -- yet is squarely stuck in the middle.

Calculating the Tobacco Taint

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U. of Virginia researchers aim to prevent teen smoking -- with $25 million gift from Philip Morris. Does the end justify the means?

Stem Cell Policy Impedes Research, NIH Chief Says

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Key senator applauds Zerhouni's "courageous" statement criticizing White House's 2001 policy.

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