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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.
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.
NIH Funding Boost Clears Senate Committee
Shawna Williams | Sep 6, 2017
The proposed spending increase in the draft bill is more generous than that in the House version.
Most of NFL Brain Trauma Research Donation to NIH to Go Unspent
Shawna Williams | Jul 28, 2017
The football league and the government agency part ways over how the money should be used.
Notable Science Quotes
Staff | Jul 17, 2017
The NIH budget, the nature of science, paternal age, and more
Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget
Shawna Williams | Jul 13, 2017
A House bill would also bar funding for research with fetal tissues.
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
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.
Life Science Funding Cuts Leaked
Jef Akst and Bob Grant | May 22, 2017
According to a document posted online less than a day before the release of the official 2018 budget proposal, the National Institutes of Health could face even deeper cuts than previously suggested by the Trump administration.