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Biden Orders More Research on Long COVID
A new presidential memorandum requires the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate a government-wide push to generate a research action plan for the condition.
ABOVE: Adam Schultz, Official White House Photo
Biden Orders More Research on Long COVID
Biden Orders More Research on Long COVID

A new presidential memorandum requires the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate a government-wide push to generate a research action plan for the condition.

A new presidential memorandum requires the Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate a government-wide push to generate a research action plan for the condition.

ABOVE: Adam Schultz, Official White House Photo
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Robert Califf Confirmed to Lead FDA
Shawna Williams | Feb 15, 2022
A narrow Senate vote ends a 13-month period during which the agency has lacked a permanent commissioner.
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Harvard Chemist Found Guilty of Lying About Chinese Funding
Chloe Tenn | Dec 22, 2021
In a win for the US Department of Justice’s China Initiative, Charles Lieber was convicted of hiding his financial ties to China from federal agencies.
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Lawrence Tabak Tapped to Serve as Interim NIH Head
Shawna Williams | Dec 10, 2021
The glycoprotein researcher and longtime principal deputy director of the National Institutes of Health will take over from Francis Collins on December 20.
Judge Rules Unreported Clinical Trial Data Must Be Made Public
Amy Schleunes | Feb 26, 2020
The sponsors of upwards of 1,000 clinical trials may be forced to publish data that have gone unpublished over a 10-year period.
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Opinion: Disclosures Scientists Must Make of Foreign Ties
Derek Adams, Kristen Schwendinger | Feb 12, 2020
Federal science agencies vary in their requirements. Here’s how researchers can follow the rules.
Trump Proposes Significant Cuts to NIH for 2021 Budget
Jef Akst | Feb 11, 2020
The president’s request for next year’s federal budget includes a 7 percent drop in funding for the National Institutes of Health and reductions for other science agencies.
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Trump Administration to Weaken Migratory Bird Protections
Shawna Williams | Jan 30, 2020
A reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 won’t punish oil and gas companies whose activities kill birds unintentionally, The New York Times reports.
NIH Considering New Recommendations on Sexual Harassment Policies
Emily Makowski | Dec 16, 2019
A working group has put forth suggestions for cracking down on misconduct, such as requiring grant applicants to disclose sexual harassment findings.
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2019
The country’s new government appears to have heard the call from academics for an independent body to distribute federal research funds.
Trump Administration Drops Two Advisory Boards on Environment
Emily Makowski | Oct 2, 2019
Two panels devoted to reviewing/recommending policy on marine protected areas and invasive species were eliminated.
Federal Agency Proposes Rule Against Graduate Student Unions
Emily Makowski | Sep 23, 2019
The National Labor Relations Board has gone back-and-forth on whether graduate students at private universities can form unions three times in the past 19 years.
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Marijuana Unsafe During Pregnancy or Adolescence: Surgeon General
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 30, 2019
The federal government cautions that the drug can affect brain development in both teens and fetuses.
Former NIH Director James Wyngaarden Dies
Jef Akst | Jun 20, 2019
The Duke University emeritus professor was an expert in purine biosynthesis and the genetics of gout.
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Trump Issues Executive Order that Could Reduce Scientific Advice
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 17, 2019
The president wants to terminate at least a third of all federal advisory committees by the end of September.
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NIH Imposes Term Limits for Lab Chiefs
Kerry Grens | May 3, 2019
More turnover in the agency’s intramural program could boost diversity among laboratory leadership.
USDA Scientists Must Say Published Research Is “Preliminary”
Ashley Yeager | Apr 22, 2019
A memo distributed to employees of the US Department of Agriculture requires them to include a disclaimer that their peer-reviewed work doesn’t represent agency findings or policy.
FDA, New York Attorney General Go After Stem Cell Clinics
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 8, 2019
Warning letters and lawsuits attempt to regulate an industry providing treatments that may have serious health risks.
Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
Jef Akst | Mar 12, 2019
The draft budget includes deep cuts for science funding, hacking more than $5.5 billion from the NIH’s allotment, but historically Congress has not accepted the White House’s proposals.
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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Announces Resignation
Jef Akst | Mar 5, 2019
Gottlieb will step down after two years at the helm of the US Food and Drug Administration to spend more time with his family.