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As Government Suspends Operations, Science Projects Go on Hold
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2018
Thousands of federal employees go on furlough during the shutdown, which could put a stop to research.
House Passes 2018 Spending Bills
Jef Akst | Sep 15, 2017
The $1.23 trillion budget includes an increase in NIH funding, but the package is unlikely to make it unscathed through the Senate.
FDA to Cut Back Hiring of Non-US Citizens
Shawna Williams | Aug 14, 2017
The move appears to be out of step with other HHS agencies.
Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
The proposed spending plan for 2017 includes money for Alzheimer’s and cancer research.
House Democrats Introduce “Scientific Integrity Act”
Kerry Grens | Mar 3, 2017
Representatives follow the lead of senators in drafting a bill that would encourage federal scientists to share data.
Trump’s Budget May Cut Science Funding
Bob Grant | Feb 28, 2017
The president’s 2018 budget request tips the scales in favor of military spending and away from civilian funding agencies, such as the NIH and NSF.
Marijuana Research Still Stymied by Federal Laws
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017
US scientists continue to have a hard time getting funding to study the health impacts of the drug. But cannabis research in Canada—where medical marijuana is legal nationwide—is different story.
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.
Improving Federal Oversight of HHS Grantees
Bob Grant | Sep 4, 2015
The US Department of Health and Human Services considers ways to mitigate the risk of poor performance or misuse of funds by grantees.
NIH Extramural Research Head Resigns
Jef Akst | Jun 11, 2015
Sally Rockey, deputy director of extramural research at the National Institutes of Health, is leaving the agency this fall to lead an agriculture nonprofit.