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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

European commission looks for endocrine disruptor defintion

21 October 2014 News and Analysis

Consultation seeks opinion on a scientific description for these chemicals to help inform existing regulation

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

European scientists rally to protest jobs and funding crisis

17 October 2014 News and Analysis

Marchs across the continent aim to raise the plight of research and emphasise its economic importance

Science roadmap for next parliament unveiled

16 October 2014 News and Analysis

UK Campaign for Science and Engineering wants funding to match US levels and VAT exemptions for R&D

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

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

US ramps up rare diseases research

10 October 2014 News and Analysis

National Institutes of Health spends $29 million to study more than 200 rare diseases

World’s first carbon capture coal plant opens

9 October 2014 News and Analysis

A $1.4 billion retrofit of a Canadian power station will mean 1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide is captured per year

Super-resolution light microscopy wins chemistry Nobel

8 October 2014 News and Analysis

Prize goes to three chemists who overcame the diffraction limit to allow optical microscopy at the nanoscale

Live blog: Single molecule spectroscopy wins chemistry Nobel prize

8 October 2014 News and Analysis

Keep up with the latest news and gossip on the chemistry Nobel prize

Los Alamos lab’s safety lapses faulted for radioactive leak

7 October 2014 News and Analysis

Audit finds lab’s poor safety likely to be at blame for a transuranic waste leak that closed US's only permanent nuclear waste repository

Inventors of blue LED win physics Nobel

7 October 2014 News and Analysis

Japanese trio awarded Nobel prize in physics for work that led to the development of the elusive blue light emitting diode

US research agencies in limbo

3 October 2014 News and Analysis

A question mark remains over funding for NIH and other science agencies as new fiscal year begins without proper budgets

EPA criticised over asbestos clean-up research

2 October 2014 News and Analysis

Watchdog faults US Environmental Protection Agency for lax oversight of experiments involving asbestos

Researcher imprisoned for poisoning ex-lover

1 October 2014 News and Analysis

Renowned cancer researcher gets 10 years in prison for using antifreeze chemical ethylene glycol as a deadly weapon

Backlash as EPA considers fracking chemicals disclosure rules

30 September 2014 News and Analysis

EPA has been warned that forcing greater transparency could jeopardise trade secrets

White House tightens oversight of dangerous studies

29 September 2014 News and Analysis

New rules governing so-called ‘dual use’ research will take effect in a year, but there is concern that they will stymie critical studies

NIH wants scientists to consider sex in research

26 September 2014 News and Analysis

Preclinical and clinical research is overreliant on male test subjects which can cloud future work in humans

US chemical regulation reform deadlocked once more

25 September 2014 News and Analysis

Efforts to update the US’s nearly 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act are grounded following political squabble

Swiss readmitted to Europe's huge science programme

23 September 2014 News and Analysis

Spat over immigration from the EU smoothed over for now, but partial re-entry to Horizon 2020 may not last

Big name coffee chains drawn into acrylamide fight

23 September 2014 News and Analysis

Starbucks and other coffee chains are being sued in California by a non-profit that wants carcinogen labels slapped on their drinks

Scotland's 'no' vote pleases much of the science community

22 September 2014 News and Analysis

Calls made for a 'period of mature reflection' as promises of greater autonomy for Scotland may still lead to funding changes