Congress poised to pass sweeping biomedical innovation bill
Congress is poised to approve a massive piece of legislation that would provide the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with $4.8 billion over the next decade for a set of research initiatives, including brai
Universities report four years of declining federal funding
Federal funding for research at higher education institutions declined for a fourth straight year, according to a new report from the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES).
AAAS CEO Comments on the U.S. Presidential Election Outcome
“The next science adviser will need to be integrated at the earliest possible stage into the administration’s decision-making process,” Holt said, “not just on topics with an obvious science connection such as infectious-disease response, but on matters concerning diplomacy, cyber-security, agric
US R&D Spending at All-Time High, Federal Share Reaches Record Low
The National Science Foundation estimates that U.S. R&D funding reached an all-time high of $499 billion in 2015. Of that total, the federally sponsored share fell to a record-low 23 percent while the business sector’s share rose to a record-high 69 percent.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to visit NSF Antarctic research stations
Secretary of State John Kerry is scheduled later this week to visit McMurdo and Amundsen-Scott South Pole stations in Antarctica, where he'll meet with researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Kerry is set to become the first secretary of state, and the most senior U.S.
R&D employment by businesses in the U.S.
Companies active in research and development (R&D) employed 1.5 million scientists, engineers, researchers, managers, technicians, support staff and other R&D workers in 2013, according to a new report from the National Center fo
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Help Fight the Zika Virus Through Science Breakthrough Study
Scientists aim to free millions of Zika bacteria-infected mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia. This bacteria decreases the mosquitoes' ability to spread viruses.
Next Administration Should Work To Reform How U.S. Pays For Medical R&D
Every few months, a drug company gets caught cranking up prices. Most recently, Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, took its turn in the hot seat for raising the price of a lifesaving allergy treatment by 500 percent.
U.S. News & World Report Announces 2017 Best Global Universities Rankings
U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings for more than 30 years, today released the 2017 Best Global Universities rankings.
Companies shifting more R&D spending away from physical products to software and services
The need to stay competitive is the top reason why companies cited a shift in their R&D budgets towards software and services, and for good reason - according to the study, companies who reported faster revenue growth relative to key competitors allocated 25 percent more of their R&D budg