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The Power of Rare
Victoria Jackson, Michael Yeaman | May 1, 2018
In chapter 4, “Building a Cure Machine,” author Victoria Jackson reveals the challenges in launching a foundation focused on funding research on a rare disease.
Staff | May 1, 2018
Ali Guthy, the daughter of cosmetics entrepreneur Victoria Jackson, discusses NMO, the rare autoimmune disease she suffers from.
Study: Winning an Early-Career Research Grant Begets More Funding
Shawna Williams | Apr 23, 2018
The relationship is independent of grantees’ scientific accomplishments.
France Announces Winners of “Make Our Planet Great Again” Grants
Catherine Offord | Dec 11, 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron awards millions of euros in research funding to climate scientists who will relocate from the U.S. and elsewhere to France.
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.
Scientists’ Expectations for Brexit Mostly Grim
Catherine Offord | Sep 12, 2017
Some researchers have already been negatively affected by the U.K.’s decision to leave the European Union, though opinions on the eventual outcome remain mixed.
U.K. Lays Out Its Vision for Post-Brexit Research
Catherine Offord | Sep 7, 2017
The government’s new position paper on science and innovation after leaving the E.U. takes a positive tone, but has frustrated researchers with its lack of detail.
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.
Lawmakers Propose Increasing NIH Budget
Shawna Williams | Jul 13, 2017
A House bill would also bar funding for research with fetal tissues.
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.