Combating antiscience: Are we preparing for the 2020s?
Friday, March 27, 2020
In the last half of the 2010s, we saw an upswing in antiscience movements and unprecedented attacks on scientists in the United States and elsewhere.
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Research!America is grateful for the bipartisan leadership and determination that produced the urgently needed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. We applaud the inclusion of supplemental funding for NIH, CDC, FDA, BARDA, and...
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
NIH is slated to receive an additional $945 million to combat Covid-19 under the Senate’s economic relief package, bringing the agency’s total influx of coronavirus money to nearly $1.8 billion. The Senate is aiming to vote Wednesday on the spending...
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
There’s a plethora of scientific resources on the new coronavirus, such as the excellent Research America site that compiles well-sourced facts and projections about the pandemic.
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Let’s Commit to Invest in Science To the Editor: Re “ Silicon Valley Needs the Government ” (Op-Ed, Feb. 28): Eric Schmidt, the former chairman and C.E.O. of Google, rightly warns that the United States is no longer the uncontested leader in science...
Friday, March 6, 2020
Behind each disease was a medical breakthrough that Francis Collins highlighted at the congressional hearing on the president’s 2021 NIH budget request, a yearly opportunity to update lawmakers on his agency’s progress and priorities. Thanks to...
Friday, March 6, 2020
On March 5, the US Congress passed $8.3 billion in funding to help the government “prevent, prepare for, and respond to” the outbreak of the novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2. President Donald J. Trump signed the bill on March 6. The amount of...
Monday, March 2, 2020
It’s Super Tuesday already, but there has been barely a word about R&D in the US political campaign, despite the fact the scientific community is up in arms at the way the Trump administration has treated science. Funding for scientific research...
Monday, March 2, 2020
A strong majority of Americans say investing in research is important to job creation, economic growth and maintaining U.S. global competitiveness. According to a new, national opinion survey commissioned by Research!America, Americans across the...
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Broad Support among Americans for Tissue and Organ Donation for Research The advocacy group Research!America is out with a small, new survey that finds broad support for the donation of tissue and organs for research. Here's more: The survey : More...

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If concerted, long-term investments in research are not made, America will lose an entire generation of young scientists.
Brenda Canine, PhD; McLaughlin Research Institute, Montana