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Adding Insult to Injury

By | November 11, 2013

The US government shutdown further hampered a research enterprise already struggling because of the sequester.

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Troubled Grant Giver Can Resume

By | November 4, 2013

Texas lawmakers lifted a ban on a taxpayer-funded research organization to dole out grants.

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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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Spanish Science Saved

By | October 22, 2013

A last-minute funding boost from Spain’s federal government stalls the shuttering of the country’s largest research organization, but only temporarily.

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NFL Gear Yields Little for Cancer

By | October 16, 2013

Only a small proportion of money made from breast cancer-themed football merchandise actually supports efforts to combat the disease.  

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The Price of DNA IDs

By | September 16, 2013

Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?

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Joint Projects Face Limits

By | September 9, 2013

An agreement between the U.S. and the U.K. on funding international collaborations is subject to political restrictions.

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Week in Review: August 19–23

By | August 23, 2013

The importance of smORFs; America Invents Act and innovation in biotech; birds adjust their behavior to avoid cars; in defense of fundamental science

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UK Scientists Braced for Spending Review

By | June 12, 2013

Reassurances from the chap in charge of government spending have not assuaged researchers’ concerns that Britain’s science budgets will be cut.

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Defending Science Communication

By | June 10, 2013

Following criticism of a National Cancer Institute communications office budget, biologists defend the spending.

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