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Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Geneticists, Big Bang Researchers
Catherine Offord | Dec 3, 2017
Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.
Passing the Torch
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2017
Looking back, looking forward
Philanthropic Funding Makes Waves in Basic Science
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2017
Private funders are starting to support big projects, and they’re rewriting the playbook on fueling scientific research.
Drug Development Could Suffer from Proposed NIH Budget Cuts
Jef Akst | Nov 17, 2017
An analysis of President Trump’s proposed $7.2 billion slash to the National Institutes of Health budget points to dire consequences for the development of novel drugs.
Washington State University Researchers Complain of Industry Influence
Kerry Grens | Nov 6, 2017
Agriculture faculty members allege funding from industry organizations is tied to their employment status.
Republican Tax Plan Eliminates Popular Education Exemptions
Shawna Williams | Nov 6, 2017
The proposal draws criticism from higher-education groups.
Canada Names Chief Science Advisor
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 27, 2017
Scientists speculate about whether the appointment will mean more funding for research.
Facing Brexit, U.K. Makes Science Deal with U.S.
Catherine Offord | Sep 22, 2017
The $88 million agreement is part of efforts by the UK government to increase transatlantic collaboration as the country prepares to leave the European Union.
Scientific Society Gives Money to Harvey Victims
Bob Grant | Sep 19, 2017
The American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is offering small grants to aid scientists and students hit by Hurricane Harvey.
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.