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This Gene-Editing Tech Might Be Too Dangerous To Unleash

November 21, 2017

The UC Riverside entomologist studies the world’s deadliest creature: the Aedes aegypti mosquito, whose bite transmits diseases that kill millions each year. But that’s not the reason for all the extra security.

Tax Reform Should Expand R&D Tax Credit

November 14, 2017

The United States enacted the world’s first research and development tax credit in 1981.

U.S. News Announces 2018 Best Global Universities Rankings

October 30, 2017

U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings for more than 30 years, today released the 2018 Best Global Universities rankings.

Corporate R&D spending hits record highs for the Top 1000, despite concerns of economic protectionism

October 26, 2017

Annual worldwide corporate R&D spending broke through $700bn in annual investment, according to an annual analysis of R&D spending across 1000 global public companies by PwC’s Strategy&.

IBM scientists say radical new 'in-memory' computing architecture will speed up computers by 200 times

October 25, 2017

IBM Research announced Tuesday (Oct.

Study Finds Grad Students Benefit From Industry-University Collaborations

October 22, 2017

“IUCRCs are collaborative research centers that pull together industry and university personnel to tackle basic research questions in engineering and computer science,” says Olena Leonchuk, a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University and lead author of a paper describing the work

Three of the most deadly cancers get critical funding for research

October 19, 2017

Immunotherapy for leukemia patients has been nothing short of a miracle. Now scientists hope to use that science and other forms of gene therapy to tackle three of the deadliest forms of cancer: glioblastoma (brain cancer), sarcoma (bone cancer) and ovarian cancer.

Emphasis on 'Transformative' Research Might Do More Harm Than Good

October 11, 2017

Funding proposals that require scientists to declare what about their project will be “transformative” to their field can set back the field as a whole, according to a study from Oregon State University researchers.

Fast-moving spinning magnetized nanoparticles could lead to ultra-high-speed, high-density data storage

October 08, 2017

An international team led by MIT associate professor of materials science and engineering Geoffrey Beach has demonstrated a practical way to use “skyrmions” to create a radical new high-speed, high-density data-storage method that could one day replace disk drives -- and even replace high-speed R

CRISPR

October 08, 2017

Biologists continue to hone their tools for deleting, replacing or otherwise editing DNA and a strategy called CRISPR has become one of the most popular ways to do genome engineering.

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