Federal research support during the Depression produced key findings and famous scientists. The experience sheds light on the pursuit of R&D during lean times.
Many people who are vulnerable to heart attack don't know it. Researchers are now pinning down new risk factors--and some suggest preventive measures.
In an effort to lure Web-savy customers, more and more companies are setting up shop online. Profits are elusive, though, as pioneers attempt to discover how best to tap the medium's potential.
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The physician who has written the book linking genes to disease explains how the next wave of genetic research will affect our lives.
Some organizations seem to have purged "human error," operating highly complex and hazardous technological systems essentially without mistakes. How do they do it?
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A half-century after the creation of the Nuremberg Code of research ethics, scientists still struggle to strike a balance between human rights and medical progress.
Trips take longer, and you have to bum rides, but life is sweeter when you're not tied to a ton of rolling steel.