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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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image: Oklahoma De-funds Science Fair

Oklahoma De-funds Science Fair

By Kerry Grens | April 12, 2017

Students launch a fundraising campaign to rescue the event, which was a casualty of budget cuts to the state’s education department. 

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image: Report: Boost Funds for Basic Science in Canada

Report: Boost Funds for Basic Science in Canada

By Diana Kwon | April 12, 2017

An independent review of Canadian science reveals a need for additional funds to investigator-led, basic research.

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image: Drastic Cuts to Brazil’s Federal Science Budget

Drastic Cuts to Brazil’s Federal Science Budget

By Kerry Grens | April 4, 2017

The 44 percent drop in funding is disproportionately large compared to overall reductions in government spending.

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image: The Invention Return on NIH Investments

The Invention Return on NIH Investments

By Kerry Grens | April 2, 2017

Around 8 percent of grants funded by the National Institutes of Health resulted in patents.

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image: Regulators OK Clinical Trials Using Donor Stem Cells

Regulators OK Clinical Trials Using Donor Stem Cells

By Kerry Grens | February 6, 2017

Japanese health officials approve human experiments to treat macular degeneration with a cell therapy derived from induced pluripotent stem cells.

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Oncologists have raised concerns about a mouse study that suggests the vaccine for human papillomavirus could cause brain damage.

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image: MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Losses Grow

MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Losses Grow

By Kerry Grens | December 13, 2016

The first two months of the fiscal year saw $102.4 million in operating losses.

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image: More Success Fixing Sickle Cell Gene with CRISPR

More Success Fixing Sickle Cell Gene with CRISPR

By Kerry Grens | November 9, 2016

Researchers say they have sufficient in vitro and animal data to apply for human testing.

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Family members with a certain gene variant had unnecessary interventions, highlighting the potential hazards of precision medicine.

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