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Image of the Day: Hammerhead

By The Scientist Staff | May 21, 2018

This hammer-headed fruit bat is wearing a GPS tracker deployed by researchers with the Wildlife Conservation Society.

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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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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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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By The Scientist Staff | December 1, 2017

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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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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