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Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies

By Kerry Grens | May 2, 2017

Julius Youngner collaborated with Jonas Salk on the polio vaccine, and later identified interferon gamma and contributed to an equine influenza vaccine.

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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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Wolbachia-infected Mosquitoes Released in Florida

By Kerry Grens | April 19, 2017

The bacterium causes eggs to die, and spreading treated insects is expected to curb Aedes aegypti populations.

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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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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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Parasitic Worm Spreads in Hawaii

By Bob Grant | April 11, 2017

The roundworm that causes rat lungworm disease has infected at least six people on the island of Maui in the last three months.

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Infants born to mothers who were infected with the virus during pregnancy—including babies who do not show signs of microcephaly—may experience other birth defects.

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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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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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Texas Considers GM Mosquitoes

By Kerry Grens | March 28, 2017

In an effort to prevent the spread of Zika virus, Harris County officials are in discussions with Oxitec to release insects engineered to produce short-lived offspring.

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