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Fall of top US scientists points to ethics gap in research

WASHINGTON: Three prominent US scientists have been pushed to resign over the past 10 days after damning revelations about their methods, a sign of greater vigilance and decreasing tolerance for misconduct within the research community. The most spectacular fall concerned Jose Baselga, chief medical officer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He authored hundreds of articles on cancer research. Investigative journalism group ProPublica and The New York Times revealed on September 8 that Baselga…

US scientists’ trio wins Nobel Medicine Prize

STOCKHOLM: US geneticists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize Monday for shedding light on the biological clock that governs the sleep-wake cycles of most living things. The team's work revealed the role of genes in setting the "circadian clock" which regulates sleep and eating patterns, hormones, and body temperature, the Nobel Assembly said. "Their discoveries explain how plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronised with…