Wednesday, April 15, 2020
ROCKVILLE, Md.—Although the pandemic is driving most of the Congressional agenda, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) and the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) are continuing to lobby legislators for supplemental...
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Editor’s Note: This article first appeared on the Research!America blog page . Being in the middle of a global pandemic feels unsettling and frightening. Part of that fear is rooted in the unknown, because we still have many unanswered questions:...
Friday, April 10, 2020
About Anupam Jena's TED Talk: Anupam Jena has made a practice of looking at big data and natural experiments to ask questions others overlook. He describes how the COVID-19 pandemic could have several unexpected consequences. About Anupam Jena:...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
SEATTLE — A century ago the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “every human being of adult years and a sound mind has a right to determine what shall be done with his own body.” Today, science and society still grapple with how that applies to donation...
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.
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...


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