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‘Research bank’ idea floated to support US science agencies

23 January 2015 News and Analysis

Establishment of a public–private bank mooted to smooth out fluctuations in America’s government support for research

Obama talks up research, announces personalised medicine initiative

23 January 2015 News and Analysis

US president proposes ‘precision medicine’ initiative in State of the Union speech

BP Deepwater oil spill fines set to fall dramatically

22 January 2015 News and Analysis

Louisiana judge rules that disaster released a million fewer barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico than the US government estimated

€2.7bn research cuts to fund Europe's stimulus package unveiled

21 January 2015 News and Analysis

Big losers from Horizon 2020 science programme include Europe's technology institute and the European Research Council

Confusion over Europe's chief scientific adviser post

20 January 2015 News and Analysis

Commission says adviser role will still be scrapped despite UK MEP claims

NIH institute looks to end funding monopolies

19 January 2015 News and Analysis

New guidelines aim to spread grant money more evenly to avoid it accumulating in the hands of research superstars

Roadmap to fast track Ebola vaccine development

19 January 2015 News and Analysis

Expert panel recommends developing multiple vaccines and targeting at risk groups

Open access journal to pay peer reviewers

16 January 2015 News and Analysis

A portion of the article processing charge will be put aside to create a fund to reward referees

New EU law set to open door to GM crops

15 January 2015 News and Analysis

Legislation that will let member states ban GMOs expected to ease approval of GM crops by Europe

Veterinary painkiller threatens Europe's vultures

14 January 2015 News and Analysis

Drugs that almost drove vultures to extinction on the Indian sub-continent are now being used in Europe

US science funder updates policy on same sex partners

13 January 2015 News and Analysis

National Institutes of Health now recognises same sex marriages in its grants policies

West Virginia chemical spill inhalation risk overlooked

12 January 2015 News and Analysis

Contamination of US water supply with MCMH and polyglycol ethers caused ill health when residents flushed toilets

Post publication peer review comes of age

12 January 2015 News and Analysis

Websites like PubPeer are letting scientists have frank conversations about research but have led to accusations of bullying and personal attacks

Government rejects home secretary’s student visa proposal

9 January 2015 News and Analysis

International students will not have to return home straight after graduating

Former Royal Society of Chemistry president dies

9 January 2015 News and Analysis

Polymer chemist and past chair of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Anthony Ledwith has died aged 81

EPSRC head pledges greater dialogue with researchers

8 January 2015 News and Analysis

UK physical sciences chief Philip Nelson talks exclusively to Chemistry World about his plans, doctoral training and discontent in the community

US–Cuba accord expected to be boon for science

8 January 2015 News and Analysis

Researchers and science groups applaud President Obama’s action make it easier for American and Cuban researchers to collaborate

Myriad loses appeal on cancer gene test patents

7 January 2015 News and Analysis

US appeals court rules that biotechnology company cannot block competitor's breast cancer tests

New research productivity metric unveiled

6 January 2015 News and Analysis

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center team proposes a new bibliometric method to gauge research output of academics

Emissions trading scheme faces industry skepticism in South Korea

6 January 2015 News and Analysis

Businesses claim that cap and trade will cost them trillions of won and damage competitiveness

FBI’s 2001 anthrax investigation was flawed

24 December 2014 News and Analysis

The genetic testing the FBI relied on to trace the culprit of the anthrax letter attacks was defective, says Congress’ watchdog

Home secretary’s student visa plan draws ire of science community

23 December 2014 News and Analysis

Foreign students would be expelled from UK as soon as they complete their degrees

US research agencies finally learn their fate

23 December 2014 News and Analysis

The belated new budgets of America’s science agencies are met with a mixed reception

Chemical facility anti-terrorism laws renewed for four years

22 December 2014 News and Analysis

Extensions to the legislation are meant to speed up processes and make it more efficient

‘Great outcome’ for chemistry in REF 2014

19 December 2014 News and Analysis

Results show overall improvement in research quality