The broad decline in first-quarter life-sciences venture capital investment seen in much of the US was more than mirrored in many of the world's busiest biotechnology and medical device clusters, which recorded even sharper year-to-year declines during the first three months of 2009, according to a study by Dow Jones VentureSource.

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A new analysis examines the gender gap among paper authors in the sciences and says it may take decades or more to close.

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