disease & medicine, NIH
Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget
Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget
Shawna Williams | Jul 13, 2017
A House bill would also bar funding for research with fetal tissues.
Smallpox Kerfuffle Reveals Biosecurity Problems
Smallpox Kerfuffle Reveals Biosecurity Problems
Kerry Grens | Jul 12, 2017
A review of a 2014 incident in which mystery vials of smallpox were found at the NIH reveals security weaknesses, but also concludes the response was appropriate. 
Senators Bemoan Science Funding Cuts
Senators Bemoan Science Funding Cuts
Kerry Grens | Jun 23, 2017
At appropriations subcommittee hearings, President Trump’s budget proposal gets dissed by Republicans and Democrats.
Proposed NIH Grant Cap Criticized
Proposed NIH Grant Cap Criticized
Diana Kwon | Jun 8, 2017
Update: The agency announced it will ditch the proposal, and set up a fund for early- to mid-career scientists instead.
Age-Related Bias in NIH Awards
Age-Related Bias in NIH Awards
Diana Kwon | Jun 5, 2017
The number of young investigators with NIH grants has declined since 1982, but recent efforts by the agency to increase funding for early-stage investigators are working, a study finds.
Opinion: Token Pharmacovigilance
Opinion: Token Pharmacovigilance
Peter Doshi | May 23, 2017
A US government website for collecting reports of side effects associated with vaccines is broken. Why has no one noticed?
Science Advocates Frustrated by President’s Budget
Science Advocates Frustrated by President’s Budget
Kerry Grens | May 23, 2017
Congress is not expected to fully enact the proposed cuts to research and public health programs.
NIH Leaders Appeal to Congress for Funding
NIH Leaders Appeal to Congress for Funding
Aggie Mika | May 18, 2017
Directors of several institutes testified against proposed 2018 budget cuts.    
Life Science Leaders Meet at White House
Life Science Leaders Meet at White House
Kerry Grens | May 8, 2017
Heads of academia and industry mingled with the vice president and the secretary of Health and Human Services at a biotech summit.
Preclinical Studies Don't Regularly Adhere to Best Practices
Preclinical Studies Don't Regularly Adhere to Best Practices
Kerry Grens | May 8, 2017
Animal experiments published in a handful of cardiovascular journals mostly ignore NIH guidelines.