Scientists Suffer in Continued Government Shutdown
Scientists Suffer in Continued Government Shutdown
As the second full week of lapsed funding comes to a close, some 800,000 federal employees are stuck at home, including some biologists.
Scientists Suffer in Continued Government Shutdown
Scientists Suffer in Continued Government Shutdown

As the second full week of lapsed funding comes to a close, some 800,000 federal employees are stuck at home, including some biologists.

As the second full week of lapsed funding comes to a close, some 800,000 federal employees are stuck at home, including some biologists.

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Former Head of NIMH, Lewis Judd, Dies
Former Head of NIMH, Lewis Judd, Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 14, 2019
The UCSD psychiatry researcher championed the concept of mental illness as a neurobiological condition and helped form the US government’s Decade of the Brain initiative.
Research Funds Reallocated to Child Immigrant Detention Centers
Research Funds Reallocated to Child Immigrant Detention Centers
Kerry Grens | Sep 21, 2018
Money from the NIH’s budget, among others, will be used to care for kids in federal custody.
NIH Announces Plans to Update Harassment Policies
NIH Announces Plans to Update Harassment Policies
Jef Akst | Sep 19, 2018
The agency also declares its intent to better educate the scientific community about sexual harassment.
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 7, 2018
Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.
NSF to Close Overseas Offices
NSF to Close Overseas Offices
Shawna Williams | Feb 22, 2018
The agency announces that the fixed offices and staffing will be replaced with short-term expeditions to foster collaboration.
Federal Officials and Scientists Respond to Purported CDC Word Ban
Federal Officials and Scientists Respond to Purported CDC Word Ban
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 18, 2017
The alleged ban prohibits officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using a list of seven words in agency budget documents. 
US Research Integrity Head Temporarily Leaves Post
US Research Integrity Head Temporarily Leaves Post
Kerry Grens | Nov 21, 2017
Kathy Partin, whose staff had expressed concerns about changes she instituted, was reportedly asked to leave.
USDA Buys Animals from Farm It Reported for Animal Welfare Abuses
USDA Buys Animals from Farm It Reported for Animal Welfare Abuses
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 14, 2017
The federal agency has so far not taken any enforcement action against Ruby Fur Farm. 
Anger Flares over EPA’s Perceived Science Censorship 
Anger Flares over EPA’s Perceived Science Censorship 
Katarina Zimmer | Oct 24, 2017
Protests are sparking over the Trump Administration’s latest move to silence a discussion around climate change.