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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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NIH Revises Funding Strategy for Young Researchers

By Katarina Zimmer | December 19, 2017

The agency plans to ease restrictions on grants to a narrowly defined group of early- and mid-career researchers.  

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Reimagining Neuroscience’s Finest Works of Art

By Aggie Mika | September 1, 2017

By recreating the work of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, art professor Dawn Hunter reveals how the master translated life to the page.

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Image of the Day: Itty Bitty Cell Sucker

By The Scientist Staff | July 21, 2017

With a diameter smaller than 100 nanometers, this nanopipette’s indiscernible tip is tiny enough to suck up minute contents of a single cell. 

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Trump Asks Collins to Stay On at NIH

By Tracy Vence | January 20, 2017

Update: The president has extended his request from staying on as NIH director during the transition to a formal appointment.

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US Postdocs Grapple with Salary Changes

By Karen Zusi | December 16, 2016

Postdocs nationwide were set to have an increased minimum salary or become eligible for overtime pay until a court injunction halted new Department of Labor regulations.

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The National Institutes of Health is hosting a two-day conference on how the virus affects infants and children. The take-home message so far: microcephaly is but one of many potential problems for Zika-exposed fetuses.

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NIMH Names New Director

By Tracy Vence | August 3, 2016

Joshua Gordon of Columbia University Medical Center will lead the National Institute of Mental Health.

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NIH Tackles Neglected Mystery Illness

By Tanya Lewis | June 14, 2016

It has been more than seven months since the National Institutes of Health pledged increased funding for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome research. Here is how some of that money will be put to use.

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NIH Names New Extramural Research Head

By Tracy Vence | September 29, 2015

Michael Lauer, director of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, has worked for the National Institutes of Health since 2007.

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