Money for Scientific Research May Be Scarce With a Republican-Led House

by jeeg 5. November 2010 21:05
Federal financing of science research, which has risen quickly since the Obama administration came to power, could fall back to pre-Obama levels if the incoming Republican leadership in the House of Representatives follows through on its list of campaign promises. In the Republican platform, Pled... [More]

Grassley Questions NIH Ethics

by jeeg 30. October 2010 03:23
Senator Charles Grassley (R–IA) is asking more questions about ethics policies at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In one of his last actions as ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Grassley is concerned about intramural researchers at the National Cancer Institute (N... [More]

Pope Says Science Can Unite Humans With God

by jeeg 29. October 2010 20:33
Pope Benedict XVI told scientists that their research can lead to knowledge of God by revealing the natural order of the universe.The pope made his remarks on Thursday (Oct. 28) before a plenary session of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences at the Vatican.The evident logic governing the univer... [More]

Science journalists: no more simplistic pseudo-genetics, please

by jeeg 8. October 2010 22:02
A few articles published in the newspapers today have hit me right in a few sore spots, making me crankier than usual and compelling me to write a few new rules for science journalists. Pay attention. This first story is titled Male infertility gene discovered. It does an OK job of descr... [More]

Science for Sale

by jeeg 3. October 2010 02:26
A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found over 40 percent of the best designed, peer-reviewed scientific papers published in the world's top medical journals misrepresented the actual findings of the research.(i) The "spin doctors" writing the papers found a way to sh... [More]

Scientists Criticize Study on Genetics of Old Age

by jeeg 11. July 2010 00:10
A study on the genetics of centenarians that was published last week in Science, a leading scientific journal, has come under criticism from geneticists who say it has obvious weaknesses, is probably incorrect and should not have been published in a premier journal. The study, which received... [More]

23andme Questions GWAS Longevity Study

by jeeg 8. July 2010 02:09
A genome-wide association study of extreme longevity published last week in the journal Science has been receiving a lot of press attention.  The results are quite extraordinary: the authors identify 70 loci with genome-wide significant evidence for association with living past the age of... [More]
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