Paul Marks, Past President of MSKCC, Dies
Paul Marks, Past President of MSKCC, Dies
A cancer researcher with a talent for leadership, Marks turned the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center into one of the world’s foremost oncology research institutions.
Paul Marks, Past President of MSKCC, Dies
Paul Marks, Past President of MSKCC, Dies

A cancer researcher with a talent for leadership, Marks turned the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center into one of the world’s foremost oncology research institutions.

A cancer researcher with a talent for leadership, Marks turned the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center into one of the world’s foremost oncology research institutions.

basic research
UK Government to Boost R&D Spending
UK Government to Boost R&D Spending
Catherine Offord | Mar 13, 2020
The 2020 budget includes a 15 percent increase in public funding for research and development next year, but some scientists want more details on where the money will go.
Why Some COVID-19 Cases Are Worse than Others
Why Some COVID-19 Cases Are Worse than Others
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 24, 2020
Emerging data as well as knowledge from the SARS and MERS coronavirus outbreaks yield some clues as to why SARS-CoV-2 affects some people worse than others.
Study Topic Influences Funding Disparity for Black Scientists
Study Topic Influences Funding Disparity for Black Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Oct 10, 2019
A new analysis finds that black scientists tend to propose projects that have lower rates of funding from the National Institutes of Health than other fields.
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Europe Favors “Mission-Oriented” Research in €100B Budget Proposal
Catherine Offord | Jun 11, 2018
The plan would also allow non-EU countries to pay to participate in EU research programs, albeit without wielding “decisional power.”
Trump Administration Plans to Eliminate USGS’s Biological Survey Unit
Trump Administration Plans to Eliminate USGS’s Biological Survey Unit
Diana Kwon | Feb 26, 2018
The agency is also poised to end a 50-year effort to restore endangered whooping crane populations.
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Canada Plans to Boost Basic Science Spending
Catherine Offord | Feb 8, 2018
The federal budget, expected before the end of March, may substantially raise funding for research.
NIH’s New Rules Governing Human Research Go Into Effect
NIH’s New Rules Governing Human Research Go Into Effect
Jim Daley | Jan 25, 2018
More than 3,500 scientists had signed an open letter to NIH Director Francis Collins opposing the rules change.
The Rising Research Profile of 23andMe
The Rising Research Profile of 23andMe
Catherine Offord | Nov 30, 2017
An exploration of the genetics of earlobe attachment is just the latest collaborative research project to come out of the personal genetic testing company.
Opinion: The Sweet Spot on the Teaching-Research Continuum
Opinion: The Sweet Spot on the Teaching-Research Continuum
Nancy Stamp | Sep 2, 2017
Overseeing assistant professors tasked with teaching freshmen how to conduct research revealed crucial gaps in STEM doctoral education. 
Marching Into an Uncertain Future
Marching Into an Uncertain Future
Bob Grant | Apr 20, 2017
Can professional organizations and societies parlay the groundswell of support culminating in this weekend’s March for Science into more-effective science advocacy?
Report: Boost Funds for Basic Science in Canada
Report: Boost Funds for Basic Science in Canada
Diana Kwon | Apr 11, 2017
An independent review of Canadian science reveals a need for additional funds to investigator-led, basic research.
NIMH Names New Director
NIMH Names New Director
Tracy Vence | Aug 3, 2016
Joshua Gordon of Columbia University Medical Center will lead the National Institute of Mental Health.
Greece Gets Its First Science Agency
Greece Gets Its First Science Agency
Bob Grant | Jul 18, 2016
Researchers in the debt-wracked Mediterranean country are celebrating investment in a government agency that will fund research.
Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations
Congress Subpoenas Medical Organizations
Bob Grant | Apr 4, 2016
A US House of Representatives panel has requested information from several research bodies and abortion providers as part of a sweeping investigation of fetal tissue research.
Canada's Science-Friendly Federal Budget
Canada's Science-Friendly Federal Budget
Bob Grant | Mar 28, 2016
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s administration has proposed a budget that delivers on his promise to support basic science in the country.
“Genius” Grants Given
“Genius” Grants Given
Bob Grant | Sep 29, 2015
The MacArthur Foundation announces this year’s awardees.
New Scripps Research Institute Leadership
New Scripps Research Institute Leadership
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2015
The nonprofit institution names a new CEO and president.
Golden Goose Awards for Unusual Research
Golden Goose Awards for Unusual Research
Karen Zusi | Sep 16, 2015
This year’s honors go to researchers who mapped human populations, showed spots to cats, and offered children marshmallows to examine the kids’ patience and self-control.