When a working group from the National Institutes of Health issued a long-awaited report in June on securing the future of the biomedical workforce, one of its most important recommendations was to establish many more positions in research labs for career staff scientists. See it on Sciencemag
One of the newest drugs in the fight against malaria has its modern origins in the Vietnam war – but its true origins are thousands of years ago. Find out about artemisinin in the Chemistry World Blog
There is a need for the creation of biosensors, which can sit in the bacteria without killing them and tell us what they are doing with their nutrients in whatever situation they find themselves. See it in Memoirs of a Defective Brain
Six systematic reviews and meta-analyses of 25 randomized, controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the use of phytoestrogens for the treatment of the climacteric syndrome were identified. See it in Fertstert.org
Two separate genetic "signatures" for aggressive prostate cancer have been identified by researchers, who said the findings could one day help improve patient treatment and outcomes. See it on drugs.com
In countries around the world, doctoral education, especially in science, engineering, and technology, is growing rapidly, with many countries looking to international collaboration as a means of enhancing their research capacity. See it on Science
Image taken from Encyclopaedia Britannica, [http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/media/75880/Scanning-electron-micrograph-of-Yersinia-pestis-the-bacterium-responsible-for], last access on the 24th of November 2012.