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Anthony Fauci Announces Departure from NIAID, Advisory Roles
The 81-year-old director says that he will step back from his positions this December, but that he will continue working to advance science and public health.
Anthony Fauci Announces Departure from NIAID, Advisory Roles
Anthony Fauci Announces Departure from NIAID, Advisory Roles

The 81-year-old director says that he will step back from his positions this December, but that he will continue working to advance science and public health.

The 81-year-old director says that he will step back from his positions this December, but that he will continue working to advance science and public health.

Trump administration
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Mysterious Havana Syndrome Not a Foreign Attack: CIA
Jef Akst | Jan 20, 2022 | 2 min read
Sharing interim findings of an investigation into strange illnesses among US diplomats and intelligence officials, the CIA says it’s unlikely that they are the result of directed energy or other weapon levied by an adversary.
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Opinion: Scientists Must Combat Scientific Dogmatism
Ahmed Alkhateeb | Sep 23, 2021 | 5 min read
Correcting misinformation and providing reliable data are collective responsibilities of the research community.
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DEA Moves Toward Approving More Research Marijuana Growers
Shawna Williams | May 19, 2021 | 2 min read
A regulatory change initiated during the Obama administration appears set to be put into practice, allowing more than one supplier of cannabis research products.
fetal cells, fetal stem cells, policy, Biden administration, Trump administration, NIH
NIH Reverses Limits on Human Fetal Tissue Research
Amanda Heidt | Apr 19, 2021 | 3 min read
A new ruling removes the requirement that grants and proposals using the material receive approval from an ethical review board, reverting to the process in place before 2019.
EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, Pollution, science, legislation, environment, Joe Biden, Trumpule, censored science, transparency rule,
A Federal Judge Ditches EPA’s Science Transparency Rule
Asher Jones | Feb 8, 2021 | 2 min read
The Trump-era regulation, which allowed certain studies to be downplayed in the development of environmental regulations, drew sharp criticism from scientists and environmental groups.
Biden administration, Trump administration, science policy, politics, research funding, public health, climate change, NSF, NIH, CDC
Science Advocates’ Wishlist for the Biden Administration
Amanda Heidt | Jan 7, 2021 | 6 min read
From immigration reform to climate change amelioration, researchers and science policy advocates share their hopes for 2021 and beyond.
COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, pandemic, coronavirus, CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, conspiracy, QAnon, Twitter, Facebook, Donald Trump, social media, death certificate, statistics, National Center for Health Statistics
No, the CDC Has Not “Quietly Updated” COVID-19 Death Estimates
Amanda Heidt | Sep 1, 2020 | 3 min read
An online conspiracy theory retweeted by President Donald Trump misconstrued data regarding the number of people who have died from the coronavirus.
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FDA Gives Plasma Go-Ahead to Treat COVID-19, Experts Skeptical
Amanda Heidt | Aug 24, 2020 | 3 min read
White House officials hail convalescent plasma as a major breakthrough, but scientists say evidence supporting its effectiveness is still lacking.
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CDC Bypassed Under New COVID-19 Reporting Guidelines
Amanda Heidt | Jul 15, 2020 | 3 min read
The Trump administration suggests deploying the National Guard to ensure timely data sharing into a new, centralized database.
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Trump Suspends H-1B Immigration Visas for Foreign Workers
Amanda Heidt | Jun 23, 2020 | 2 min read
The executive order introduces new measures to curb international competition for US jobs, including highly skilled positions in research and academia.
US Looks to Block Chinese Grad Students’ and Researchers’ Visas
Ashley Yeager | May 28, 2020 | 2 min read
Administration officials and lawmakers say the move is to shore up national security threats, but university professors argue such cancellations represent targeted discrimination.
Trump Suspends WHO Funds, Alleges a Poor COVID-19 Response
Amy Schleunes | Apr 15, 2020 | 2 min read
President Donald Trump claims the World Health Organization failed to investigate early reports of the coronavirus, while public health experts argue that stripping the agency of its funding endangers us all.
Trump Proposes Significant Cuts to NIH for 2021 Budget
Jef Akst | Feb 11, 2020 | 2 min read
The president’s request for next year’s federal budget includes a 7 percent drop in funding for the National Institutes of Health and reductions for other science agencies.
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Trump Administration to Weaken Migratory Bird Protections
Shawna Williams | Jan 30, 2020 | 2 min read
A reinterpretation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 won’t punish oil and gas companies whose activities kill birds unintentionally, The New York Times reports.
Science Positions Increasingly Abandoned Under Trump
Lisa Winter | Jan 24, 2020 | 2 min read
In government agencies, 20 percent of high-level science appointments are vacant, The Washington Post reports.
EPA Science Board Criticizes Proposed Regulatory Rollbacks
Emily Makowski | Jan 3, 2020 | 2 min read
Most of the panel’s members were appointed by the Trump administration.
Trump Picks Cancer Researcher Stephen Hahn for FDA Commissioner
Emily Makowski | Nov 4, 2019 | 2 min read
The radiation oncologist and chief medical executive at MD Anderson Cancer Center has not worked in government previously.
US Government Considers Collecting Detained Immigrants’ DNA
Ashley Yeager | Oct 3, 2019 | 2 min read
The Department of Justice plans to require cheek swabs at the border, with the data then entered in a national criminal database.
Trump Administration Drops Two Advisory Boards on Environment
Emily Makowski | Oct 2, 2019 | 2 min read
Two panels devoted to reviewing/recommending policy on marine protected areas and invasive species were eliminated.
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