Scientific Research

More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

Jun 13, 2019

Giving monkeys a break: More research monkeys are being retired to sanctuaries when their work is done, but funding and quality of care are the biggest roadblocks

Trump ends fetal tissue research by federal scientists

Jun 5, 2019

In victory for abortion foes, White House ends fetal tissue research by federal scientists

Research on children's health risks in doubt over EPA funds

May 22, 2019

Children's health researchers say long-running studies credited with pivotal discoveries about the harm posed by pesticides and other pollution are in jeopardy or shutting because the Environmental Protection Agency will not commit to continued funding

Harvard, MIT receive $9 million for research on cannabis

Apr 30, 2019

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are sharing what is being the largest private donation supporting research into marijuana and its effects on the human brain

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

Apr 20, 2019

A prominent cancer center in Houston says it has ousted three scientists whom federal authorities suggested are involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research

Government-funded study says red wolves are distinct species

Mar 28, 2019

A panel of top scientists has concluded the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a species unto itself

UN: Experts to develop oversight standards for gene editing

Feb 14, 2019

The World Health Organization is convening a meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance of gene editing, after a Chinese researcher announced he had created the world's first gene-edited babies

Maine scientist finds tiny plants thrive under Greenland ice

Jan 10, 2019

A study authored by a scientist with a Maine lab says microscopic plants are able to thrive beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea

Chinese scientist pleads guilty in plot to steal GSK secrets

Sep 14, 2018

A Chinese scientist has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal biopharmaceutical trade secrets from GlaxoSmithKline in what prosecutors said was a scheme to set up companies in China to market them

Boss revenge, self-colonoscopy studies win 2018 Ig Nobels

Sep 14, 2018

Researchers who found that that using a virtual voodoo doll to exact revenge on an abusive boss can help you feel better, and who figured out that nutrition isn't a good reason to engage in cannibalism were among this year's winners of the Ig Nobel

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