Thursday, October 8, 2015
An overwhelming majority of Americans (87%) say it is important that candidates for President and Congress have a basic understanding of the science informing public policy issues, including majorities across the political spectrum (92% of Democrats...
Thursday, October 8, 2015
I’ve definitely decided that in the event I ever build a house, I want to hire, you know, an architect to design it. I’m pretty sure I’d like a trained mechanic to fix my car and someone who knows a thing or two about dentistry to work on my teeth...
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The winners of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry have demonstrated that science continues to bring exciting new possibilities in the fight against deadly and debilitating diseases. Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar are being honored for...
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
A mandatory funding boost for the National Institutes of Health contained in a House biomedical innovation bill may not be duplicated when senators unveil their version of the legislation in coming weeks -- a prospect some research advocates fear...
Monday, October 5, 2015
The 2015 Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine have made extraordinary advances in research, rendering several life-threatening illnesses nearly obsolete.
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Mary Woolley, president and CEO of Research America, this morning urged Iowans to ask the presidential candidates for their first-year budgets for the federal government, and push for research and development money that has been dwindling in recent...
Monday, September 21, 2015
Congress has less than 10 days to reach a budget agreement or the federal government will shut down, a move that could cause major disruptions for scientists inside and outside of government. Many observers say a shutdown is likely, given the...
Friday, September 18, 2015
NIH, NCI and FDA should receive budget increases of at least 7 percent a year, the 2015 Cancer Progress Report by the American Association for Cancer Research recommends. The NCI Bypass Budget for 2017, published almost simultaneously with the AACR...
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
In nominating Dr. Robert Califf for commissioner of The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), President Obama has made an excellent choice.
Friday, September 11, 2015
The FDA, in many ways, is one of the most poorly understood public agencies and too often is maligned, said Larry Shapiro, executive vice chancellor for medical affairs at Washington University in St. Louis. But as Congress moves to overhaul the...


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