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Nominations For 2018 Sartorius & Science Prize In Regenerative Medicine And Cell Therapy

If you are a scientist who received their PhD/MD within the past 10 years you can apply for the 2018 Sartorius&Science Prize in Regenerative Medicine and Cell Therapy by October 1, 2018. The Sartorius Group is a pharmaceutical and laboratory equipment provider. The grand prize is $25,000 and a publication of your essay in Science while the Grand Prize essay and three runners-up will be...

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IARC Is Disconnected From Reality – That’s Why Its Next Director Shouldn’t Be An Epidemiologist

If you read corporate media journalism articles about epidemiology in the United States, you are not wrong for distrusting science more than ever. Using nothing more than statistics, every week some new trace chemical is an "endocrine disruptor", strawberries are bad for you (unless they're organic) and cell phones are causing cancer.read...

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March For Science Faces An Existential Threat – From Within

March For Science Faces An Existential Threat – From Within

March For Science, an offshoot of Women's March, gave itself a positive name in 2017 but its motivations were not about science at all. It was about social authoritarianism and promoting a political agenda. And at the top of that agenda was being anti-Trump in much the same way the same groups eight and 12 and 16 years earlier were ant-Bush.But things may be different in 2018. A lot of the...

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March For Science Faces An Existential Threat – From Within

March For Science Faces An Existential Threat – From Within

March For Science, an offshoot of Women's March, gave itself a positive name in 2017 but its motivations were not about science at all. It was about social authoritarianism and promoting a political agenda. And at the top of that agenda was being anti-Trump in much the same way the same groups eight and 12 and 16 years earlier were ant-Bush.But things may be different in 2018. A lot of the...

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Alternet And The Anti-Vaccine Movement

Given the political demographic of the webzine Alternet and its anti-science mentality, it's not a huge surprise that its contributors are in common cause with the Russians and others who are merchants of doubt about American science and medicine.What is shocking is that Alternet displays them so prominently. read...

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Gary Hirshberg And Stonyfield Learn That Casual Sexism Is No Longer Okay

Stonyfield Farm, an organic corporation started by Samuel Kaymen in 1983, really rocketed to prominence when its then president, Gary Hirshberg, discovered a way to increase his market share with not much marketing cost at all: where most companies marketed by saying all the benefits and improvements they have, Hirshberg began marketing what it did not have. And that missing...

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