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Proposed Federal Budget Slashes Funds to EPA, CDC

By Diana Kwon | February 13, 2018

Funds for the NIH and NSF would stay flat, while some agencies, including the FDA and NASA, would see increases.

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More than 3,500 scientists had signed an open letter to NIH Director Francis Collins opposing the rules change.

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An analysis of President Trump’s proposed $7.2 billion slash to the National Institutes of Health budget points to dire consequences for the development of novel drugs.

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The former chief of Eli Lilly USA is picked to replace Tom Price, who stepped down in September amid a controversy over the abuse of taxpayer-funded travel.

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image: House Passes 2018 Spending Bills

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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image: NIH Funding Boost Clears Senate Committee

NIH Funding Boost Clears Senate Committee

By Shawna Williams | September 6, 2017

The proposed spending increase in the draft bill is more generous than that in the House version.

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image: Researchers Petition to Bring Back Grant Caps

Researchers Petition to Bring Back Grant Caps

By Bob Grant | August 9, 2017

Nearly 1,000 signatories are asking the National Institutes of Health to reinstitute the Grant Support Index proposal.

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The football league and the government agency part ways over how the money should be used.

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image: Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget

Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget

By Shawna Williams | July 13, 2017

A House bill would also bar funding for research with fetal tissues.

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image: Smallpox Kerfuffle Reveals Biosecurity Problems

Smallpox Kerfuffle Reveals Biosecurity Problems

By Kerry Grens | July 12, 2017

A review of a 2014 incident in which mystery vials of smallpox were found at the NIH reveals security weaknesses, but also concludes the response was appropriate. 

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