Biology

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.

Name-Calling and a Canceled Lecture

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Prominent scientist blames Alan Dershowitz for getting his appearance at Harvard called off.

Why Women Leave Academic Medicine

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Plenty of female basic scientists earn Ph.D.'s and start careers on medical school faculties, but barriers and unrealistic expectations make them flee in droves before they reach the pinnacle.

Under the Microscope

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Texas A&M case involving late reporting of injuries to researchers has intensified attention paid to biolab safety.

The Federal Role in Biolab Oversight

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GAO official and House subcommittee chairman cite dangers of adding more biodefense labs without increasing the capability to monitor them.

Dissecting the Biology Curriculum

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Cornell U. task force floats a proposal that would replace the standard intro to biology course with more specialized courses for majors.

Improving Science Instruction -- in Iraq

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As the only North American member of the Teacher Training Network for Iraq, U. of Alberta hosts Iraqi professors.

Academic Freedom and Evolution

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As opponents of scientific consensus make free expression claims, a professor who wrote book to reconcile faith with evolution is banned from teaching general biology or having his book taught.

More Aggressive Guidance on Conflicts of Interest

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2 groups urge universities that engage in biomedical research to adopt policies on institutional conflicts within two years and toughen standards on individual financial interests.

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