Catalyst: News in the Field

by SRA International on August 31, 2017

NIH first moved to electronic application submission using Grants.gov in 2005. It was an interesting time for technology – YouTube was founded, Google Maps was launched, Microsoft released the Xbox 360, Facebook started branching out to the general public and using Grants.gov downloadable forms (based on PureEdge forms, not Adobe, at the time) was the only way to meet NIH’s requirement to submit applications electronically.... Read more

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by SRA International on August 31, 2017

As a part of their research to understand the evolution of the human brain and how it differs from those of other primates, scientists from Kent State University discovered proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease -- believed to be unique to humans -- in a sample of brains of aged chimpanzees.... Read more

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by SRA International on August 31, 2017

Science must re-evaluate its open-data policy after retracting a controversial study on microplastics and fish in May (“Editorial Retraction,” J. Berg, 26 May, p. 812 and “Fishy business,” M. Enserink, News Feature, 24 March, p. 1254).... Read more

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by SRA International on August 31, 2017

In response to calls for change from within and outside the scientific community, funding agencies, journals, and professional societies are developing new requirements to promote reproducibility and integrity in research.... Read more

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by SRA International on August 31, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $4.8 million for 10 new projects that will pilot, test and validate innovative and potentially transformative ways to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in graduate education.... Read more

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by SRA International on August 31, 2017

Scientists have been tinkering with the DNA in humans and other living things for decades. But one thing has long been considered off-limits: modifying human DNA in any way that could be passed down for generations.... Read more

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by SRA International on August 31, 2017

Scholars want peers to find—and cite—their research, and these days that increasingly happens on social media. The old adage ‘publish or perish’ could soon go digital as ‘clicks or canned.’... Read more

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by SRA International on August 31, 2017

Nancy Kanwisher, a cognitive neuroscientist, has spent her career pinning down how the human brain responds to visual inputs such as faces.... Read more

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by SRA International on August 31, 2017

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is moving its headquarters to Alexandria, Virginia. NSF will have a new mailing address effective Monday, October 2, 2017.... Read more

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by SRA International on July 27, 2017

Prenatal exposure to even low doses of alcohol may lead to severe and highly variable deficits in the brain of a fetus, according to a new study conducted in mice.... Read more

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