The university's teaching hospital and its chief of cardiac surgery remain as defendants in a lawsuit that alleges a lack of informed consent.
Marc Edwards, a professor of civil engineering at Virginia Tech, has become something of a folk hero for his role in identifying lead in the city’s water. But he says he takes no pleasure in the attention. Instead he worries that university research is "no longer deserving of the public trust."
The social network for sharing academic papers says the idea is just under consideration, not a done deal, but the critics have responded with outrage on Twitter.
Government structures for financing science may make sense for reasons of professional development, but they're not necessarily built for optimal problem-solving. New ideas might change that.
They’ve studied it and written about it, but some experts say scientists haven’t done enough to shape public opinion on what may be the most important issue of our time.
A new wave of campus programs encourages undergraduates to think broadly, aggressively, and across disciplines about how they can help with real-world challenges.
Companies that exploit personal information could offer a model for researchers who seek to turn their work into meaningful policy. But many scholars are wary.
Here's a sampling of experts' suggestions of what universities, governments, journals, and private funders of research could do to ensure that they're making the greatest possible efforts toward solving society’s most pressing issues.
Details are scarce on the renewed war on the disease that the president proposed, but researchers can expect pressure on academic silos.
The studies argue that the National Institutes of Health has ceded leadership to industry on clinical trials and isn’t enforcing rules requiring racial diversity among participants.
Critics say the for-profit company benefits from universities without giving back, but its chief executive points to Google as his role model.
When a group of Renaissance scholars said that ProQuest had canceled its members’ access to a key database, academics raised questions about whether private companies have too much power over scholarly research.
Making the process open and giving academics more credit for doing reviews are two of the methods meant to fix what some call a broken system.
Two university researchers say they’re optimistic that their work will have long-term benefits. But the sometimes-vitriolic response they receive can be deeply frustrating.
At one time the authorities considered an oral-history project to be key evidence in solving a murder. On Tuesday they described the records as mere "hearsay."