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Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71

Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.

Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.

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Ford Foundation Sunsets Diversity Fellowships
Andy Carstens | Sep 27, 2022
For more than 50 years, the program has served as a pipeline to get more scholars of color into academic institutions.
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Researchers Assess Setbacks After Hurricane Fiona
Katherine Irving | Sep 21, 2022
Some areas of Puerto Rico have been hit by flooding and high winds, but long power outages are also impeding scientists’ work.
The MSC: Regeneration Orchestrator
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Scientists uncover the promise of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), also known as medicinal signaling cells, to modulate the immune system and regenerate tissue.
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Major, Groundbreaking Increase in Hype in Grant Applications
Christie Wilcox | Aug 30, 2022
Projects funded by the National Institutes of Health increasingly employ subjective and promotional language in describing research, a study finds.
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No More Paywalls on Federally Funded Research: White House
Shawna Williams | Aug 25, 2022
The Biden administration will by 2026 require that all publicly funded work be deposited in designated repositories immediately on publication.
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Agreement Reached on Research Assessment Reforms
Sophie Fessl | Aug 19, 2022
The document, which was facilitated by the European Commission, establishes new benchmarks regarding how research assessments should be performed.
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NIH Fails to Enforce Rules for Reporting Clinical Trial Results
Amanda Heidt | Aug 18, 2022
A review by the US Office of Inspector General found that only about half of the scientists running clinical trials funded by the NIH in 2019 and 2020 appropriately recorded their findings in a federal database, as is legally required.
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NSF Grant Funding Is Racially Biased, Study Finds
Andy Carstens | Jul 27, 2022
A review of more than two decades of data finds racial disparities in the success rate of National Science Foundation grant proposals.
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EU Cancels Funding for UK Researchers in Ongoing Brexit Fallout
Catherine Offord | Jul 6, 2022
More than 100 grants previously approved for applicants in Britain have been scrapped amid a continuing dispute over the UK’s refusal to fully implement trade arrangements made when the country left the European Union.
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Neuroscientist Colin Blakemore Dies at 78
Lisa Winter | Jul 6, 2022
The prolific science communicator specialized in studies of vision and brain plasticity and was the focus of threats from animal rights extremists for several years.
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HHMI to Award More than $1 Billion to Promote Equity in Research
Andy Carstens | May 26, 2022
A new program will provide 150 early-career scientists committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, and equity up to $8.6 million each.
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UK Funding Agency Apologizes for Role in Researchfish Controversy
Natalia Mesa | Apr 20, 2022
Researchfish is a platform commonly used to track the status of grants and the impacts of research. When academics were critical of the company online, Researchfish shared these comments with the largest funding agency in the UK, and the scientists’ comments were sometimes shared with their employers.
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Biden Orders More Research on Long COVID
Christie Wilcox | Apr 6, 2022
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.
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UNC Research Chief Admits to Plagiarism, Resigns
Natalia Mesa | Mar 11, 2022
Geneticist Terry Magnuson steps down as vice-chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill after he copied text from multiple sources he found online into a grant application. 
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Department of Justice Ends Controversial China Initiative
Dan Robitzski | Feb 24, 2022
The Trump-era program targeted scientists in an effort to prevent China from accessing sensitive information from American research institutions.
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Analysis: Asian Researchers Scarce Among Biomedical Award Winners
Dan Robitzski | Feb 4, 2022
Multiple prestigious US biomedical research awards have rarely or never been granted to a scientist with Asian ancestry, illustrating racial bias within American research societies and institutions, a researcher argues.
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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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Opinion: Using Data to Hire High-Impact Faculty
Georges Belfort | Dec 1, 2021
Selecting researchers who will drive research agendas forward requires a more quantitative approach to interviewing.
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HHMI Kickstarts $2 Billion Initiative to Boost Diversity in STEM
Chloe Tenn | Nov 23, 2021
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute will invest the funds over 10 years across all stages of the STEM pipeline.