The Receptive Prize

Duke University's Robert Lefkowitz and Brian Kobilka at Stanford University have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work on G-protein-coupled receptors, reports the Associated Press. In a press release, the Nobel committee notes that, prior to their work, the receptor through which cells could sense and respond to their environments was not known.

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A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

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