Biology

Defending the Fruit Flies from Sarah Palin

Smart Title: 

The Republican campaign has moved beyond mocking research on bear DNA to attacking a new research earmark -- and some scientists have had enough.

Whose Blood Is It?

Smart Title: 

Arizona court revives suit on Native American samples -- allegedly used for studies that differ from what donors agreed to. Issues could apply broadly in social and biological sciences.

The Teaching Science Professor

Smart Title: 

New research suggests that faculty members focused on pedagogy as well as their disciplines may improve student learning.

Faith, Science and Academic Freedom

Smart Title: 

AAUP issues reports criticizing two religious colleges -- one that set limits on teaching by biologist who believes in evolution, and one that fired a professor who tried to preserve traditional theology.

Home Dissection Kits and More

Smart Title: 

Thanks to sets of do-it-yourself experiment packages, lab science courses are slowly gaining acceptance in online delivery.

A Journal's Second Thoughts

Smart Title: 

Caterpillars and butterflies continue to vex the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences, a prestigious journal that has found itself criticized for a publishing a paper that many say makes a mockery of evolutionary biology.

Narrow Win for Stem Cell Research

Smart Title: 

Tie vote by Nebraska Board of Regents blocks push to apply Bush-era restrictions. Universities are relieved.

Euthanized Research Project

Smart Title: 

Why did Oklahoma State back out of an anthrax study involving primates? Did the university fear violence? Was it afraid of offending a donor?

The DNA Assignment

Smart Title: 

The University of California at Berkeley is an experimental place, and sometimes those experiments start as early as the summer before new students set foot on campus.

This summer, the university’s College of Letters and Science -- home to three quarters of Berkeley’s 25,000 undergraduates -- will ask freshmen and transfers to return a cotton swab covered in cells collected from their inner cheeks in an effort to introduce them to the emerging field of personalized medicine.

The Rise of 'Convergence' Science

Smart Title: 

WASHINGTON -- Advances in medicine and biotechnology -- from the sequencing of the human genome to the development of small chips to detect cancer in the bloodstream -- were driven largely by scientists coming together from diverse disciplines to work on common problems. But a blue ribbon panel said here Tuesday that these advances also signify something larger: the creation of a new model -- dubbed "convergence" -- in which engineering and physical sciences, among other disciplines, join forces with the life sciences.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Biology
Back to Top