The Dividends of Funding Basic Science
The U.S. remains a powerhouse of research and development.
Congress passes 21st Century Cures Act, boosting research and easing drug approvals
Congress passed sweeping legislation Wednesday that boosts funding for medical research, eases the development and approval of experimental treatments and reforms federal policy on mental health care. The 94 to 5 Senate vote Wednesday followed a 392 to 26 House vote last week.
Congress is poised to back NSF's approach to research
Congress has reached a truce -- and possibly a lasting settlement -- in the fiercely partisan 3-year war between Republican leaders in the House of Representatives and the scientific community over how the National Science Foundation (NSF) should operate.
House passes medical cures bill
The House on Wednesday passed a medical innovation bill aimed at curing diseases, with the measure securing bipartisan support after months of negotiations. The legislation, known as the 21st Century Cures Act, passed 392-26.
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.