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NIH Set for Big Budget Bump

By Bob Grant | 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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Spiders, Prey Leave DNA

By Bob Grant | November 30, 2015

A study of black widow spiders suggests that the arachnids leave traces of their own genetic material and DNA from prey in their sticky webs.

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Retirement for All NIH Chimps

By Kerry Grens | November 19, 2015

The remaining 50 animals from a waning research program at the National Institutes of Health will head to sanctuaries.

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Buzzed Honeybees

By Karen Zusi | October 20, 2015

Caffeinated nectar makes bees more loyal to a food source, even when foraging there is suboptimal.

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One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened

By Karen Zusi | October 6, 2015

A global assessment of declining cacti populations places responsibility on increasing human activities.

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NIH Names New Extramural Research Head

By Tracy Vence | September 29, 2015

Michael Lauer, director of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, has worked for the National Institutes of Health since 2007.

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Immunologist, AIDS Research Advocate Dies

By Karen Zusi | September 24, 2015

William Paul, the National Institutes of Health’s Laboratory of Immunology chief, passed away at age 79.

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NIMH Head Leaves

By Kerry Grens | September 16, 2015

Thomas Insel, the director for the National Institute of Mental Health, will work for Google Life Sciences on the prevention and detection of mental diseases.

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Tide Shifting on Embryo Gene Editing?

By Bob Grant | September 11, 2015

An international bioethics group says that research that involves editing genes in human embryos can be valuable, though it doesn’t approve of making “designer babies.”

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Butterflies in Peril

By Bob Grant | August 12, 2015

Several recent studies point to serious—and mysterious—declines in butterfly numbers across the globe.

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