Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Congress is finally (hopefully) about to vote on the 2018 federal budget and in doing so, will determine funding levels for critical medical research infrastructure. As negotiations play-out, a broad network of stakeholders — some inside the Beltway...
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
A new poll released by the firm Research!America shows that the vast majority of Americans are unable to name a single living scientist. Via Scientific AF , the new poll shows that 81 percent of Americans could not correctly identify a single living...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Government programs, taxes, and bureaucratic mandates are the closest thing the United States has to the mythical perpetual motion machine – they keep going and never seem to stop. Once put into place, it is rare for Congress to hit the brakes and...
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
It’s been a tricky period for those in the facts industry, with politicians across the western world deriding the authority of ‘experts’ and trumpeting ‘fake news’ at anything that doesn’t support their agenda. So it’s interesting to see the results...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Scientists and the nation’s scientific enterprise remain largely invisible to the public, according to national public opinion surveys commissioned by Research!America in 2017. Yet public perception of science is positive with a majority (67%) in...
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Will the 21st Century Cures Act further its aim to boost drug and device development in 2018? That's one of the questions the life sciences industry and attorneys are asking for the new year. The law provides extra money for research and development...
Friday, December 22, 2017
The stopgap spending bill approved by Congress is a temporary fix to keep our government running but presents an ongoing challenge in ensuring our nation’s scientific enterprise has robust federal support to advance innovative research. Once again...
Monday, December 18, 2017
We are deeply concerned by reports that personnel from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other federal agencies were advised not to use certain terms, including “evidence-based,” “diversity” and “fetus.” If true, this...
Friday, December 1, 2017
The House Republican tax reform plan could discourage careers in science and stifle medical progress by making graduate school less affordable, according to science groups. The American Association for the Advancement of Science and more than 50...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Imagine a young child named Sam, maybe five or six years old, with big eyes, a broad smile, and three big goals: 1) to be a firefighter someday; 2) to go snowboarding with his cousins; and 3) to find a cure for the disease that makes his first two...

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