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Some Thoughts on “Rescusing US Biomedical Research From Its Systemic Flaws”

favicon Mike the Mad Biologist
3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
By way of the intertoobz, we come across this open access PNAS article about the problems facing biomedical by Bruce Alberts, Marc W. Kirschner, Shirley Tilghman, and Harold Varmus, big names all. ...

CRISPR Genome Editing Technology Patent

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The Harvard-MIT genomic science institute trumpets its claims to an important genome editing technology.

How Americans Die

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10 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Americans die in smaller portions each year, but what kills us is changing.

Lawyer who argued for Prop 8 in California before Supreme Court says views have evolved.

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2 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The lawyer who argued before the Supreme Court last year in defense of California’s Proposition 8 that banned gay marriage in the state, says his views on same-sex marriage are evolving. It’s a stunning change of heart from attorney Charles Cooper who argued before the court that same-sex ...

Two Denver deaths tied to recreational marijuana use

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
The deaths - one a suicide and one an alleged murder - are the first on record to be associated with the drug that Colorado voters legalized for recreational use

NIH to Relax 'Two Strikes' Grant Submission Policy

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8 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
After being flooded with complaints, agency will lift ban on resubmitting rejected proposals

In This Insect, Females Have Penises And Males Have Vaginas

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9 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
This picture of two mating insects comes with an unexpected twist. The one on top is a female, and she has a penis. The one on the bottom is a male, and he has the equivalent of a vagina. During se...

NSF talks the talk, but walking the walk?

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2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
NSF is big on promoting diversity. It's expected in the broader impacts of proposals. It's a big part of their CAREER awards. It's a major thrust of their REU programs. The NSF really wants its fun...

Urine in Portland reservoir: How dangerous is pee in drinking water?

favicon Slate Magazine
8 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Oh, Portland. A teenager urinated into one of the city’s drinking water reservoirs the other day. That’s gross, sure, and aggravating—what a brat! But in one of the most spectacularly stupid decisions in years, the city is going to drain the reservoir. The most spectacularly stupid decision in ...

First Embryonic Stem Cells Cloned From A Man's Skin : Shots

2 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Scientists based their technique on the one used to create the sheep "Dolly" years ago. These cells might one day be useful in treating all sorts of diseases.

Prof-Like Substance

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3 days ago 3 days ago
From Farley Katz, of the New Yorker. After a lengthy wait I've finally been informed that my university is recommending me for tenure, which will take effect in a couple of months. I've gotten posi...

Naked Man At Walmart Says He Got The Wrong Drugs

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4 hours ago 4 hours ago
A South Carolina man who walked into a Walmart wearing nothing but his shoes said he went "crazy" after getting his hands on the wrong drugs.“I’ve had a problem with drugs in the past. I still like to do ecstasy once in a w...

Why Stanton Peele Got Nora Volkow All Wrong

3 days ago 3 days ago
Peele's anti-science attack on the head of NIDA—and the brain-disease model of addiction—reveals how inadequate his own "natural recovery" approach is when it comes to addressing the immense complexity of addiction.

ScienceOnline2012 – interview with Helen Chappell

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5 mentions12 hours ago 12 hours ago
Every year I ask some of the attendees of the ScienceOnline conferences to tell me (and my readers) more about themselves, theircareers, current ...

America's Top Young Scientists Warn Of Systemic Brain Drain: Colleagues 'Sort Of Disappear'

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3 days ago 3 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Every three years, a diverse group of top scientists from around the world convenes at the International Conference of Gas Hydrates. The meetings, which have been taking place since 1993, provide a rare opportunity to explore developmen...

When a series of entirely reasonable decisions leads to biased outcomes: thoughts on the Waterman Award

favicon Dynamic Ecology
4 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
The National Science Foundation just announced the winner of the 2014 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest award it gives to a scientist or engineer under the age of 35. The winner is Feng Zhang, a ...

Jews ordered to register in east Ukraine

51 mentions3 days ago 3 days ago
Jews in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk were handed leaflets ordering them to register with the new self-proclaimed pro-Russian leadership, according to an Israel-based organization that monitors

Do babies cry at night to prevent their parents from having more kids?

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4 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
A new theory suggests it's because the longer a mother nurses at night, the longer until she begins ovulating again

Science’s problems are social, not scientific

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3 days ago 3 days ago
Some meandering thoughts after coming across a web site called, which has the laudable goal of communicating the value of basic research in an effort to promote the funding and public...

Ukraine crisis talks: Diplomats urge end to violence, security for all

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3 mentions2 days ago 2 days ago
Ukrainian, Russian and Western diplomats held emergency talks in Switzerland Thursday, in the hope of resolving a a deepening crisis.