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What Are the Benefits of Government-Funded Research?

Congress wants to know.

Who Funded That?

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Who Funded That? The Names and Numbers Behind the Research in Our July/August 2014 Print Issue

This list includes studies cited in our pages that received funding from a source other than the researchers’ home institutions. Only principal or corresponding authors are listed.

Quick Studies

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What Will 2025 Look Like?

If modern research trends continue, this is what some experts say the future holds.

Mosaic

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HIV Research Hopes

Françoise Barré-Sinoussi shares her views on three exciting areas of HIV research.

Genes Are Us

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Should Researchers Warn Their Subjects About Genetic Danger?

It seems like an easy question, but the indirect correlation between genetic mutations and disease risk muddles up the ethics.

Quick Studies

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All the Study Subjects Have Gone to Prison

Studies on health disparities are being confounded by yet another disparity: the disproportionate incarceration of black men.

Who Funded That?

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Who Funded That? The Names and Numbers Behind the Research in Our May/June 2014 Print Issue

This list includes studies cited in our pages that received funding from a source other than the researchers’ home institutions. Only principal or corresponding authors are listed.

ProPublica

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Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money to Keep His Gun Research Going

Since Congress pressured the CDC to stop funding research on gun violence, Dr. Garen Wintemute has donated more than $1.1 million of his own money to keep his research going.

Features

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The Reformation: Can Social Scientists Save Themselves?

An intellectual crisis in the age of TED talks and Freakonomics.

From the Editor

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Editor’s Letter: Course Corrections

Introducing the May/June 2014 Issue of Pacific Standard.

Quick Studies

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How Do We Fix Bad Science?

A whistleblower’s new study shows publicly calling out fraudulent research may lead to more corrections.

Between the Sheets

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Why Sex Research Is Worth Funding With Public Money

Sexuality is a fundamental component of the human experience, and it’s one we need to have a better understanding of.

Genes Are Us

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Why Scientists Need to Learn How to Share

Despite ethical fears over work being co-opted, the benefits of scientific cooperation are too big to keep avoiding.

Quick Studies

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Are Male Professors More Collaborative?

Senior female psychology professors are less likely than their male counterparts to cooperate with their junior, same-gender colleagues on research.

Genes Are Us

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Scientific Publishing Is Killing Science

Here’s how to fix it.

You Don't Know America

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How Immigrants Make American Science Great

While the rest of the world is catching up, the United States is still the leader in quality science research—thanks to people from other countries.

Genes Are Us

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Why I Don’t Care About Open Access to Research—and Why You Should

Open access to research papers doesn’t mean much to researchers, but the government hopes it’ll serve a greater good.

Who Funded That?

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Who Funded That?

The names and numbers behind the research in the January/February 2014 print issue of Pacific Standard.

 

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Do the Government’s Biomedical Initiatives Ever Lead to Medical Progress?

Over time, sure, but in the immediate future, social science will play a bigger role in any large-scale improvements to human health.

 

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According to the U.S. Census, Jesus Was White

Unfortunately for Megyn Kelly, considering he died 2,000 years ago, that classification doesn’t make much sense.

 

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Why Is Hanukkah So Closely Associated With Christmas?

It’s all about the Benjamins.

 

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Are Varsity Sports Destroying Exercise and Ruining America’s Schools?

Students who get a lot of exercise perform better academically. But competitive varsity sports limit the availability of rigorous activity in schools.

 

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How We’re Unintentionally Defunding the National Institutes of Health

In 1998, Congress voted to double the budget of the NIH over the next five years. Ten years later, Michael White looks back on what actually happened.

 

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What Kills Creativity?

Many American writers fear that standardized testing could be destroying our children. They might be right.

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How a CEO’s Fiery Battle Speeches Can Shape Ethical Behavior

CEO war speech might inspire ethical decisions internally and unethical ones among competing companies.

Modern Technology Still Doesn’t Protect Americans From Deadly Landslides

No landslide monitoring or warning systems are being used to protect vulnerable communities.

The Link Between Carbs, Gut Microbes, and Colon Cancer

Reduced carb intake among mice protected them from colon cancer.

The New Weapon Against Disease-Spreading Insects Is Big Data

Computer models that pinpoint the likely locations of mosquitoes and tsetse flies are helping officials target vector control efforts.

People Are Clueless About Placebos

Doctors know that sometimes the best medicine is no medicine at all. But how do patients feel about getting duped into recovery?

The Big One

Today, the United States produces less than two percent of the clothing purchased by Americans. In 1990, it produced nearly 50 percent. July/August 2014

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