Thursday, June 8, 2017
President Donald Trump's decision to retain Francis S. Collins as NIH director may help protect the agency from looming cuts to medical research funding, research advocates told Bloomberg BNA. The White House announced late June 6 that Collins...
Thursday, June 8, 2017
How will the FY2018 White House budget (a.k.a. "A New Foundation for American Greatness") impact biomedical research, and the optics and photonics technologies that enable it ? It's no secret that science, particularly health science (including that...
Friday, June 2, 2017
Lisa Caine does a little bit of everything to make science happen. She writes grants on behalf of her employers at the University of San Francisco, she coordinates a support staff, and is also in charge of finding participants for studies. One of...
Friday, May 26, 2017
Tornadoes in the southeast, Earth’s magnetic field and obesity might not seem to have much in common. Well, now they do. Under President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal, federal research spending into all three areas — and many others — would...
Thursday, May 25, 2017
"Every agency and department will be driven to achieve greater efficiency and to eliminate wasteful spending in carrying out their honorable service to the American people". A MI group is calling on lawmakers to pay attention to the President's...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Dramatic cuts to key US science agencies and research programmes proposed again, but Congress will have the last word Total US government spending on research would decline by nearly 17% under the final 2018 budget proposed by President Trump...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The House Republican overseeing the purse strings for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is pushing back on President Trump's proposed funding cuts for the agency. Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) said he didn’t think the decrease in funding would...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
President Donald Trump unveiled details of his latest 2018 budget proposal today (May 23), and the scientific community—while not entirely surprised—was frustrated by what it read. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) would receive $25.9 billion...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
President Trump wants to carve a whopping $5.8 billion out of the National Institutes of Health’s budget next year. But he’s handcuffed in one regard: He can’t touch the big science projects that President Obama launched. That’s because Congress...
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The president’s proposed FY18 budget is an imbalanced, heavy-handed approach to bolstering national defense at the expense of other American priorities, including the research and innovation crucial to national security.

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