Spring is here, and much like the flora outside, the news is abloom with tales of research! Take some time out from smelling the roses and check out this week’s installment of the “Science Times” synthesis.

Week of March 26

Panel says flu research is safe to publish: The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity has recommended that controversial data from a research study on the H5N1 virus, which was originally withheld due to public safety concerns, be published.
<[...] Read more


If your sweet tooth is wishing those Valentine’s Day chocolates had lasted just a little bit longer, there is good news for you in this week’s “Science Times” synthesis! This week’s round-up is filled with “sweet” stories—from a dessert triumph to a tale of altruism—so grab some dessert and read on!

Week of February 21, 2012

Despite safety worries, work on deadly flu to be released: Following a World Health Organization meeting with public health and flu experts, research, which some feared could be used to start epidemics by terrorists, will be released. <[...] Read more


What will 2012 bring us in research news? Only time will tell! For now, we’ve provided a glimpse of New Year headlines. As always, don’t forget to leave your comments. We are eager to hear your thoughts on researchers’ responsibilities with regard to the altered flu virus.

Week of January 3, 2012

Animal studies cross campus to lecture hall: Once, the study of animals occurred only in the [...] Read more


As revelers across the country gear up for the holidays, the federal government remained busy with two major reports released this week. The first, published by the Institute of Medicine, is already changing the way chimpanzees are used in research. While the second, drafted by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical issues, makes new recommendations for human subjects compensation. Learn more in this week’s ‘Science Times’ synthesis and share your thoughts in our comment section!

Read more