US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
A bipartisan bill aims to increase the National Science Foundation’s budget over the next five years and form a new technology directorate.
US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding
US Lawmakers Propose Doubling of NSF Funding

A bipartisan bill aims to increase the National Science Foundation’s budget over the next five years and form a new technology directorate.

A bipartisan bill aims to increase the National Science Foundation’s budget over the next five years and form a new technology directorate.

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Q&A: Unique Circumstances for Minority Scientists During COVID-19
Q&A: Unique Circumstances for Minority Scientists During COVID-19
Asher Jones | Mar 10, 2021
Investigators from underrepresented groups have borne the brunt of the disruption to science from the pandemic, according to an opinion piece that outlines ways in which institutions can lessen the damage.
Hackers Bring Dutch Research Funding Agency to Standstill
Hackers Bring Dutch Research Funding Agency to Standstill
Asher Jones | Mar 8, 2021
After refusing to pay the ransom demanded by those behind a cyberattack, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research has been out of action since February 8.
Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration
Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration
Amanda Heidt | Jan 7, 2021
From immigration reform to climate change amelioration, researchers and science policy advocates share their hopes for 2021 and beyond.
A Geneticist’s Quest to Understand His Son’s Mysterious Disease
A Geneticist’s Quest to Understand His Son’s Mysterious Disease
Tracie White | Jan 1, 2021
Ronald Davis of Stanford University changed his focus to research on ME/CFS, the disease formerly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, in a bid to help his son and others like him.
The MSC: Regeneration Orchestrator
The MSC: Regeneration Orchestrator
| Nov 16, 2020
Scientists uncover the promise of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), also known as medicinal signaling cells, to modulate the immune system and regenerate tissue.
Voters in California Extend Life of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Voters in California Extend Life of Stem Cell Funding Agency
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 13, 2020
The state will take on additional debt to finance CIRM, which will now continue to fund stem cell research, training, and clinical trials.
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Research Slated for Fall Will Stumble Without Undergraduates
Amanda Heidt | Aug 10, 2020
Junior faculty in particular may lose ground as undergrad students remain barred from university labs.
Universities Issue Hiring Freezes in Response to COVID-19
Universities Issue Hiring Freezes in Response to COVID-19
Amy Schleunes | Mar 26, 2020
Graduate students and postdocs are left wondering about the implications for their academic careers.
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Jef Akst | Jan 14, 2020
More than five years after his arrest, Li Ning of China Agricultural University is convicted of stealing nearly $5 million of grant money.
Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
Shawna Williams | Dec 3, 2019
A total of more than $1 billion will go to institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, and branches of the University of California.
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Italy to Launch National Agency for Research
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2019
The country’s new government appears to have heard the call from academics for an independent body to distribute federal research funds.
Increase in Academics Leaving the UK Since Brexit Vote
Increase in Academics Leaving the UK Since Brexit Vote
Emily Makowski | Oct 30, 2019
Higher ed professionals from EU and non-EU countries are departing for jobs elsewhere, perhaps reflecting uncertainty over funding availability.
EPA Aims to Drastically Reduce Animal Testing
EPA Aims to Drastically Reduce Animal Testing
Emily Makowski | Sep 11, 2019
The agency plans to stop funding virtually all toxicology studies in mammals by 2035.
Johns Hopkins Launches Research Center on Psychedelics
Johns Hopkins Launches Research Center on Psychedelics
Emily Makowski | Sep 9, 2019
The facility, focused on finding treatments for mental health disorders, will be the first of its kind in the US.
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Fixing the Flaws in Animal Research
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2019
Many preclinical studies carried out in vivo are poorly designed and generate irreproducible data, but efforts to address the problem are on the rise.
More Scientists Dismissed for Undisclosed Foreign Ties, Says NIH
More Scientists Dismissed for Undisclosed Foreign Ties, Says NIH
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 28, 2019
esearchers who failed to disclose affiliations and funding sources from other countries are under investigation, and some universities are letting them go discreetely and refunding grant money to the agency.
Germany Announces Continued Increases to Research Funding
Germany Announces Continued Increases to Research Funding
Jef Akst | May 6, 2019
State and federal ministers say they will pump up science budgets by 3 percent per year for the next decade, as they have done since 2006.
Three Researchers Ousted from MD Anderson
Three Researchers Ousted from MD Anderson
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 22, 2019
The center had received letters from NIH about researchers’ violations of granting agency policies and intellectual property theft in 2018.
Opioid Settlement Money to Fund Addiction Research Center
Opioid Settlement Money to Fund Addiction Research Center
Ashley Yeager | Apr 3, 2019
Oklahoma dropped its lawsuit against OxyContin-maker Purdue Pharma in exchange for a National Center for Addiction Studies and Treatment in Tulsa.