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Former Lotte Chemical chief under fire

22 July 2016 Business

Ex-head of South Korean firm grilled by prosecutors over alleged fake accounting records

No health effects from chemicals from West Virginia spill

22 July 2016 News and Analysis

January 2014 leak from Freedom Industries’ site at levels too low to harm people’s health

DuPont found liable in second of 3400 cancer cases

20 July 2016 Business

US jury awards over $5 million in claim linked to PFOA emitted by DuPont plant

Juno CAR-T trial suspended after patient deaths

20 July 2016 Business

Immunotherapy study restarted with amended pre-treatment protocol

Columbia pays for over-charging on research grants

20 July 2016 News and Analysis

University ordered to pay US government $9.5 million in civil fraud lawsuit

Young scientists discover if you don’t ask you don’t get

19 July 2016 News and Analysis

Early career biomedical researchers struggle to secure grants simply because older investigators apply for more

US urged to curb chemicals that harm brain development

14 July 2016 News and Analysis

NIH-backed coalition calls for immediate action to reduce developmental toxicant exposures

Support for stiffer sanctions for science fraud in US

12 July 2016 News and Analysis

Vast majority of the American public wants research fraud criminalised, with many supporting prison sentences

Bias in science funding favours big Canadian universities

7 July 2016 News and Analysis

Weak research grant funding at smaller universities is result of ‘systemic bias’

Martian manganese oxides hint at high past oxygen levels

5 July 2016 Research

Discovery in Mars's rocks indicates that the planet once may once have had Earth-like levels of atmospheric oxygen

Unpicking doctor payments

4 July 2016 Business

Accepting even small meals from drug industry reps appears to influence doctors’ prescription rates

Clinton unveils plans for US science

4 July 2016 News and Analysis

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton wants to boost research funding and give green cards to foreigners with advanced US STEM degrees

Dow to cut 2500 jobs in Corning merger

30 June 2016 Business

Firm will close silicones manufacturing plants in North Carolina and Japan as it absorbs former joint venture

Higher lead levels in blood of Flint’s young children

30 June 2016 News and Analysis

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports levels of lead are of concern

Canada allocates extra C$465 million for basic research

30 June 2016 News and Analysis

New investment in fundamental research signals shift from the previous Harper administration

Harvard settles with ex-student over drug royalties

28 June 2016 Business

Student claimed university forced him to accept unfair cut in patent deal

Global R&D trends challenge traditional science powerhouses

27 June 2016 News and Analysis

As more nations fund science and global R&D investments shift east, traditional science leaders like the US and UK are under pressure

EU poised to legislate endocrine disruptor definition

23 June 2016 Business

The European Commission’s newly proposed standards to identify endocrine disruptors face industry opposition

Obama signs law to revamp US chemical rules

23 June 2016 News and Analysis

A long-awaited overhaul of the Toxic Substances Control Act that governs America’s regulation of chemicals has been enacted

US biotech director accused of insider trading

22 June 2016 Business

Biostatistics chief at Akebia charged with securities fraud

Metals boss admits illegal export plot

21 June 2016 Business

Global Metallurgy chief conspired to export restricted metals to Iran

Judge voids Merck & Co’s $200m patent claim

21 June 2016 Business

‘Serious misconduct’ kills case over Gilead’s hepatitis C drugs

Canada to review support for science

16 June 2016 News and Analysis

The Canadian government has launched a review of how it funds basic research

California’s Prop 65 controversy

16 June 2016 News and Analysis

The 30-year old law that made manufacturers list harmful chemicals is under attack

Westlake Chemical to buy rival Axiall

14 June 2016 Business

US chemical manufacturer Axiall acquired by Westlake Chemical for $3.8 billion, after its earlier bid was rejected