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Interested in a Science Career at FDA? Web Portal Opens the...

As a physician and a scientist, I value being part of a rich, vibrant scientific community. Since coming to FDA, I’ve been gratified to...

How ‘slippers’ can end mascara irritation

An end to mascara testing on animals could be in sight thanks to tiny organisms nicknamed 'slipper' and 'eyelash'. Mascara is a mild irritant, and...

No plan B if smartphone metal supply dries up

Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to solar panels, cannot be replaced, leaving...

When lab organisms go wild

Model organisms, brought into labs because they are easy to work with, adapt to the lab, often shedding characteristics that allowed them to survive...

Excellent scientists that you probably haven’t heard of

There are some scientists that everyone has heard of; Darwin, Newton and Curie all spring to mind. Of course, their scientific discoveries were all...

Making medical decisions for a cognitively impaired family member is complicated

Decision-making by a surrogate for a family member who is unable to make medical decisions is more complicated than decision-making by patients themselves, according...

Brain’s ‘Garbage Truck’ May Hold Key to Treating Alzheimer’s and Other...

In a perspective piece appearing today in the journal Science, researchers at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) point to a newly discovered system...

2-timing spacecraft has date with another comet

NASA's Stardust spacecraft, equipped with the University of Chicago's Dust Flux Monitor Instrument (DFMI), is hurtling at more than 24,000 miles an hour toward a Valentine's Day encounter with comet Tempel 1. Stardust will approach to within 124...

The Scientist’s Life Science Salary Survey 2010 — results announced

This year's Salary Survey saw drops in salaries across the board with almost every speciality suffering a setback, some with dips as large as $20,000 (ecology) and $28,000 (virology). However, a few select fields, namely bioinformatics, biophysic...

Workplace wellness plan saves money over the long-term, new study shows

ANN ARBOR, Mich.---A Midwest utility company learned firsthand that it pays to keep healthy employees fit, reaping a net savings of $4.8 million in employee health and lost work time costs over nine years. A University of Michigan study of workp...

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