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China poised to become top science spender

21 November 2014 News and Analysis

Budgetary pressures on EU, Japan and the US have positioned China to be the highest R&D funder by around 2019, OECD says

Ranbaxy sues over withdrawn US approvals

21 November 2014 Business

Company says decision is ‘unconstitutional’ and deprives it of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue

US drug development costs surge

20 November 2014 News and Analysis

The price of developing new prescription drugs in the US has increased 145% since 2003, Tufts data shows

Methyl mercaptan leak kills four workers

20 November 2014 Business

Cause of accident at US DuPont plant is still under investigation

Feud opens up over value of some US research

20 November 2014 News and Analysis

Top science committee Republican in fight with university association over NSF grant review process

UC Davis chemist sentenced to four years over explosion

19 November 2014 News and Analysis

Postdoc sentenced over attempt to make explosive device and reckless disposal of hazardous waste

Globetrotting carbon dioxide modelled by Nasa

19 November 2014 Research

Nasa's new climate models visualise the movement of the greenhouse gas

Mouse model to assess chemical exposure

14 November 2014 News and Analysis

Outbred mice can be used predict how human's will respond to harmful chemicals with examination of chromosomal damage

Grad student blamed for research misconduct at Utah

13 November 2014 News and Analysis

Two papers have been retracted due to image falsification at the University of Utah

Republican gains may spur US chemical rules reform

12 November 2014 News and Analysis

Industry groups suggest new Congress will clear the way for modernisation of 40-year-old legislation

700 US troops report possible chemical agent exposure

11 November 2014 News and Analysis

Pentagon reveals hundreds of troops who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan may have been exposed to chemical weapons

US states reject GM labeling laws

10 November 2014 News and Analysis

Oregon and Colorado vote against labeling genetically modified produce, after multimillion dollar campaigns by food companies

Precious science cargo lost in rocket explosion

4 November 2014 News and Analysis

Several research projects slated for the International Space Station destroyed when Antares rocket fails

Nuclear chief heads back to academia

27 October 2014 News and Analysis

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s chairman resigns, saying she has achieved her mission of ‘righting the ship’

Next milestone in US HCFC phase out

23 October 2014 News and Analysis

Ozone-depleting refrigerants will be phased out by 2020 under new rules

Amgen seeks injunction to protect patents

23 October 2014 Business

Sanofi and Regeneron sued over cholesterol-regulating antibodies

US agency fast-tracks Ebola vaccine development

23 October 2014 News and Analysis

Health and Human Services invests almost $6 million to ready an Ebola vaccine candidate for clinical trials, meanwhile GSK says its vaccine is progressing at an ‘unprecedented rate’

Research to make pathogens more dangerous halted

22 October 2014 News and Analysis

US agencies temporarily suspend funding certain ‘gain-of-function’ research until new government policy is in place

Free legal help for embattled US scientists

22 October 2014 News and Analysis

Pro bono effort to defend government and university scientists from ‘harassment campaigns’ has been launched

EPA takes steps to prevent herbicide resistance in weeds

22 October 2014 Business

US Agency approves spray for resistant engineered crops, but with restrictions and time limit

UCLA spent $4.5 million on legal costs in Sangji case

20 October 2014 News and Analysis

University defends spending in case brought against chemistry professor, highlighting $20 million investment in lab safety

Cannabis chemists look for professional recognition

16 October 2014 News and Analysis

The American Chemical Society is being petitioned to form a division to help develop standards in the field

Bio-based chemicals on the rise in US

16 October 2014 Business

Government predicts 10% of chemicals market will be renewable by 2015

Quotas proposed to back younger US researchers

15 October 2014 News and Analysis

Legislator wants National Institutes of Health to reduce median age of first-time grantees to 38 by 2025

Pyrolysis touted as billion dollar US industry

13 October 2014 News and Analysis

Rapid deployment of plastics-to-oil could add $9 billion to America’s economy and 40,000 jobs