A Raise in Name Only

According to the American Association of University Professors' 2009-10 Report on the Economic Status of the Profession, "the average salary for a full-time faculty member was only 1.2 percent higher in 2009-10 than in the previous academic year, the lowest year-to-year change recorded in the 50 years of this comprehensive annual survey." The report also says that "about 13 percent of institutions reported a decrease in rates of more than half a percentage point from 2008-09 levels." John Curtis, the AAUP's

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.