Monday, February 5, 2018
In his Jan. 30 op-ed, Eric S. Lander decries the lack of attention in Washington, much less debate, to our nation’s tenuous leadership in science and technology. This could help explain why there’s so much uncertainty among the public about the...
Friday, February 2, 2018
President Donald Trump could slash medical research spending as much as 30 percent in his next budget proposal, a research funding advocate told Bloomberg Law. If true, that deep of a cut to the National Institutes of Health's current $34 billion...
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) has been selected to receive the Edwin C. Whitehead Award for Medical Research Advocacy for her leadership in increasing federal funding for research, particularly Alzheimer’s disease research. Working to support...
Monday, January 29, 2018
A strong majority of Americans (81%) say it is important for President Trump to assign a high priority to putting science, technology and engineering to work to strengthen our nation's infrastructure. The percentages are high across the political...
Monday, January 29, 2018
Research!America president and CEO Mary Woolley was the featured guest on “The Body Show” which aired on Hawaii Public Radio on Monday evening. Woolley discussed many research and health related issues including clinical trials, young scientists and...
Friday, January 26, 2018
After a three-day shutdown, the Senate voted 81-18 on Jan. 22 to pass a three-week continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded through Feb. 8. The federal government shut down at midnight Jan. 20, after the Senate balked at a House...
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Congress’s inability to pass a long-term spending bill has major ramifications for public health, advocates and former agency officials warn. The short-term measures hinder efforts to play ahead and recruit staff even as they keep the government...
Monday, January 22, 2018
Drug companies didn't see a huge impact in the FDA's ability to review their medicines because the government shutdown only lasted a few days, analysts told Bloomberg Law. The Food and Drug Administration had to furlough about half its staff—42...
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Dr. Atul Gawande, surgeon, writer, and public health researcher and advocate, will receive Research!America’s Isadore Rosenfeld Award for Impact on Public Opinion on March 14 in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The first year of the Donald J. Trump administration wasn’t a smooth one for science supporters. It started with surprise limits on immigration to the U.S. from some countries, a move that many scientists saw as dangerous to scientific openness. The...

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