NIH considering restarting funding for human-animal chimera research

August 07, 2016

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

August 07, 2016

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

July 21, 2016

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

July 21, 2016

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

July 11, 2016

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

July 07, 2016

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

June 30, 2016

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

June 28, 2016

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

June 26, 2016

The new bill (S.3084) was crafted by Senators Cory Gardner (R–CO) and Gary Peters (D–MI) and has the backing of t

Samsung Commits $1.2 Billion To IoT Research In US

June 24, 2016

Samsung Electronics has committed to spending $1.2 billion over four years on internet of things (IoT) research and development


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