Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s resignation sent tremor through the drug industry in spite of months of rumors that his departure was probable and dealing yet another blow to a sector under intense federal pressure. The White House declined to comment on the rumors that he resigned because the administration plans to move forward with a contentious offer to allow the U.S. to import drugs from foreign countries. Gottlieb said, the main reason for his departure is to spend more time with his family.
Years of government support have propelled solar power towards self-sufficiency. Climatologist Femke Nijsse anticipates solar photovoltaic (PV) becoming the primary global energy source by mid-century, even without extra incentives. Solar has been gaining momentum; it became the cheapest energy source in over 60 countries in 2016 and the world’s most economical electricity source by 2020. […]
MIT researchers have developed a diagnostic tool that uses nanoparticles to detect cancer in urine samples. The nanoparticles have a coating of proteins that are tagged with a range of DNA sequences, and when they encounter cancer-related enzymes in the blood, the enzymes snip off a specific protein, which is then excreted from the […]
Taiwan’s science department is planning to assent double-bind peer review to evaluate research grant proposals. At present, grant proposals include single-blind review where the name of the applicant is known but the reviewer remains anonymous. Chang Tien-Hsien, director of the Program for Promotion of Research Integrity says it is difficult to anonymize the grant applications. […]