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The Scientist’s 2017 Gift Guide

By Shawna Williams | December 1, 2017

‘Tis the season to be sciency.

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Philanthropic Funding Makes Waves in Basic Science

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2017

Private funders are starting to support big projects, and they’re rewriting the playbook on fueling scientific research.

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Enormous University Gift Raises Questions over Donor Influence

By Ashley P. Taylor | September 26, 2017

The donation to the University of California, Irvine, is slated to fund a new college focusing on what some critics call pseudoscience and quackery.

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Pharma Redo

By The Scientist Staff | January 1, 2017

Steve Braun of Cures Within Reach, a nonprofit focused on breathing new life into old medicines, describes the potential benefits of drug repurposing.

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TS 2016 Gift Guide

By Kerry Grens | December 13, 2016

Sciencey gifts for the science-minded giver

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Saving Jon

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2016

Meet the researcher/entrepreneur who started a nonprofit that seeks to solve the science behind a rare disease that threatens the life of her younger brother.

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image: Facebook CEO’s Donation a Boon to Basic Science

Facebook CEO’s Donation a Boon to Basic Science

By Kerry Grens | September 25, 2016

But can $3 billion dollars meet the lofty goals of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative?

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The Oracle cofounder’s gift will fund a new institute at the University of Southern California.

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Napster Cofounder Launches Cancer Initiative

By Bob Grant | April 13, 2016

Billionaire Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sean Parker donates $250 million to unite the cancer research community around the common goal of developing new immunotherapies.

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Winning Bidder to Return Watson’s Nobel

By Molly Sharlach | December 9, 2014

Russian entrepreneur Alisher Usmanov, who purchased James Watson’s 1962 Nobel Prize medal last week, is returning it to the molecular biologist.

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