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What Made Human Brains So Big?

By Ashley Yeager | May 24, 2018

Ecological challenges such as finding food and creating fire may have led the organ to become abnormally large, a new computer model suggests.

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Under a new policy, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will provide fewer grants to labs receiving more than $1 million in funds.

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The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 

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The announcement comes after an agency working group recommends against an industry partnership on ethical grounds.

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An email exchange and an unusual meeting suggest a connection between an institute’s pursuit of industry support and the rejection of a grant application.

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Proposed US Spending Bill Boosts Science Funding

By Shawna Williams | March 22, 2018

NIH, NSF, and the DOE’s Office of Science will be among the agencies with budget increases if the omnibus bill is passed.

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The animal pictures and hand stencils were made in caves in Spain thousands of years before Homo sapiens arrived in Europe.

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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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The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.

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