NIH considering restarting funding for human-animal chimera research
Federal health officials said Thursday they are reconsidering a moratorium on the funding of research in which human tissues are transplanted into early, nonhuman embryos -- creating organisms k
NSF dedicates $35 million to improving software used in science and education
Big data is more important than ever in just about every scientific discipline -- and the data is bigger than ever, too.
Brain research funding: U.S. must keep momentum going
Investments made through agencies such as the NIH and National Science Foundation (NSF) drive knowledge and fuel innovation in the neuroscience community.
New brain map provides unprecedented detail in 180 areas of the cerebral cortex
A detailed new map by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and associates lays out the landscape of 180 areas of the cerebral cortex in painstaking detail; 97 of these areas have never been previously described.
Why Don't Young Scientists Get More Grants? Often They Don't Apply
A report published on July 7th by several federal-grant experts breaks down NIH award rates by age groups, finding that older scientists aren’t necessarily any more successful than are their younger counterparts.
China revises up size of 2015 economy by 1.3 percent to reflect R&D spending
The move will help bring China's calculations for the value of its goods and services more in line with global standards set by the United Nations and other world organizations, amid widespread investor skepticism about the accuracy of the country's official data.
Senate Panel Approves Science and Tech Bill; Funding Issues Unresolved
The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday easily advanced a bill that would maximize basic research in science a
Global R&D trends challenge traditional science powerhouses
The US remains the single largest funder of research and development (R&D) in the world, but emerging trends show the global science funding landscape is becoming more diverse, according to new analysis by
Senators introduce bipartisan bill to support U.S. research and education
The new bill (S.3084) was crafted by Senators Cory Gardner (R–CO) and Gary Peters (D–MI) and has the backing of t