Thursday, May 28, 2020
The novel coronavirus pandemic has exposed weaknesses and revealed a medical ecosystem that is more fragile and less prepared to deal with medical crises than anyone could have imagined. Among the exposed weaknesses is the loss of a critical...
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Multiple associations representing scientists and universities are blasting a proposed rule that would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency from using scientific research in rulemaking if that research does not make its data available to the...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Takeaways from the Senate’s surreal virtual hearing on the U.S. coronavirus response Lawmakers (virtually) grilled four top federal officials overseeing the Trump administration’s coronavirus response yesterday, and while there weren’t any highly...
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
One of the hottest research topics of the last 40 years is how music affects the brain (and vice versa). How do we make sense of music, how does it affect our emotional lives, what parts of musical perception are “natural” and which are cultural?...
Monday, May 11, 2020
On Tuesday, May 19, Renée Fleming will launch Music and Mind Live with Renée Fleming. The online series will feature Fleming in conversation with scientists and practitioners working at the intersection of music, neuroscience, and healthcare...
Friday, May 8, 2020
Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) and 31 of their Senate colleagues are calling for protections for the U.S. scientific research community during the coronavirus pandemic. Although novel coronavirus-related research is a...
Thursday, May 7, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic will cost the NIH about $10 billion in taxpayer-funded research, the agency’s director told a Senate panel Thursday. That estimate comprises nearly a quarter of the National Institutes of Health’s more than $41 billion...
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) on Monday joined Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Thom Tillis (R-NC) and 30 of their Senate colleagues in advocating for protections for the U.S. scientific research community during the coronavirus pandemic...
Monday, May 4, 2020
Eighteen professional societies, trade groups and other organizations today urged Congress to include scientific research funding in any future coronavirus response legislation. "At a time when Congress, the administration, and state and local...
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Researchers at the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have uncovered a new genetic risk factor for multiple neurodegenerative conditions,...

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