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Truth Seekers

In a commentary at eLife, Brandeis University's Eve Marder calls on researchers to value and pursue truth.

Nobel Laureate Michael Rosbash warned at the award ceremony that cutting federal funding for science would harm the US, according to the Associated Press.

The firm said that the technologies it has licensed improve PCR and RT-PCR amplification of DNA and RNA.

Lawrence Livermore National Security and the University of California have been awarded US Patent No. 8,367,976, "Laser heating of aqueous samples on a micro-optical-electro-mechanical system."
Reginald Beer and Ian Kennedy are named as inventors.

Scientists from Stellenbosch University in South Africa have been awarded $131,000 from the National Institutes of Health for the first year of a planned four-year project aimed at developing and evaluating a molecular assay for multi- and extreme-drug-resistant tuberculosis usin

US patents awarded to Nishikawa Rubber, Virco, Bioarray Solutions, Aisin Seiki, Riken, Abacus Diagnostica, Sigma-Aldrich, Illumina, LLNL, OncoMedX, Brandeis University, and Epigenomics.

Canon, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Johns Hopkins University, Brandeis University, Samsung, City of Hope, Amplion, and Trovagene are awarded US patents.

Patents awarded to Gen-Probe, Brandeis University, Bio-Rad, Life Technologies, and more.

The company will use $2.2 million to develop a PCR-based multiple flu test.

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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.