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NIH Set for Big Budget Bump

By | December 17, 2015

The US National Institutes of Health would receive a $2 billion increase if the 2016 spending bill makes it through Congress unchanged.

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Russia’s Scientific Squeeze Out

By | July 17, 2015

Lawmakers in the country are moving to blacklist western scientists and foundations that support overseas scholarship.

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A measure moving through the California legislature requires farmers to obtain a prescription to administer antibiotics to livestock.

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Chimp Retirement on Hold

By | October 31, 2013

The 60 NIH chimpanzees that were set to enjoy their remaining years at a sanctuary in Louisiana will have to wait a little longer, thanks to Congress’s ongoing budgeting problems.

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Government Revises Financial Disclosure Rules

By | April 18, 2013

Researchers welcome a new ruling saying that financial holdings will no longer need to be published in an online database.

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Some Insurers Protected by GINA

By | January 23, 2013

Long-term, life, and disability insurers may still be able to deny coverage to patients with a genetic disease, under current nondiscrimination legislation.

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Defending Science Meetings

By | September 24, 2012

Scientific associations say new legislation that limits federal funding for conferences will hurt research.

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House Fails STEM Bill

By | September 21, 2012

Legislation aimed at retaining foreign students who earn advanced science and engineering degrees in the United States is rejected by Congress.

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Sidestepping the Synthetic Drug Ban

By | July 16, 2012

Chemists are already finding ways to circumvent a new federal law cracking down on marijuana and methamphetamine mimics.

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Demand for Biotech Tax Breaks

By | May 30, 2012

A NJ senator and BIO are beating the drum to reinstitute a law that would channel millions into small life science companies around the country.

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