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Thousands of federal employees go on furlough during the shutdown, which could put a stop to research.

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House Passes 2018 Spending Bills

By Jef Akst | September 15, 2017

The $1.23 trillion budget includes an increase in NIH funding, but the package is unlikely to make it unscathed through the Senate.

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FDA to Cut Back Hiring of Non-US Citizens

By Shawna Williams | August 14, 2017

The move appears to be out of step with other HHS agencies.

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image: Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra

Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017

The proposed spending plan for 2017 includes money for Alzheimer’s and cancer research.

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Representatives follow the lead of senators in drafting a bill that would encourage federal scientists to share data.

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image: Trump’s Budget May Cut Science Funding

Trump’s Budget May Cut Science Funding

By Bob Grant | February 28, 2017

The president’s 2018 budget request tips the scales in favor of military spending and away from civilian funding agencies, such as the NIH and NSF.

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Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws

By Bob Grant | January 23, 2017

US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story.

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image: Canada's Science-Friendly Federal Budget

Canada's Science-Friendly Federal Budget

By Bob Grant | March 28, 2016

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration has proposed a budget that delivers on his promise to support basic science in the country.

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Improving Federal Oversight of HHS Grantees

By Bob Grant | September 4, 2015

The US Department of Health and Human Services considers ways to mitigate the risk of poor performance or misuse of funds by grantees.

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NIH Extramural Research Head Resigns

By Jef Akst | June 11, 2015

Sally Rockey, deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of Health, is leaving the agency this fall to lead an agriculture nonprofit.

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