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A drug may prevent Alzheimer's but there are no plans to find out

June 13, 2019

Last week, The Washington Post reported that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has data showing that an arthritis treatment it owns called Enbrel may also lower the risk of getting Alzheimer’s by 64 per cent.

NASA wants to commercialize the International Space Station, and make heaps of cash doing it

June 13, 2019

NASA has big plans for its immediate future, including missions to Mars and of course the Moon 2024 effort that was completely unaccounted for in the most recent federal budget. When it comes to science, funding can be hard to come by, and many of NASA’s projects are pricey.

How SBIR/STTR spent $2.7 billion in FY 2016

June 09, 2019

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released its FY 2016 annual report for the $2.4 billion obligated by the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program and $313.6 million by the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Blowback for Huawei Bans

June 03, 2019

More and more research institutions are cutting their ties to Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications powerhouse, either officially or unofficially.

Total research and development performance by state (2002-2016)

June 02, 2019

Despite its limitations, publicly available data on research and development (R&D) expenditures remains one of the best metrics for measuring state progress in the innovation economy.

U.S. Government Urged to Boost Technology R&D

May 28, 2019

Speaking to chief information officers and other senior technology officials at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, Mr. Johnson said the drop in federal research-and-development funding is one of the key drivers behind declines in U.S.

The U.S. Department of Energy Announces $46 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants

May 20, 2019

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Report on U.S. Research Warns of Loss of International Standing

May 15, 2019

The U.S. remains the world leader in funding of scientific research but risks losing that spot to international competitors, warns a report released Tuesday.

Analysis finds software accounts for nearly one-third of business R&D, up 60 percent over 10-years

May 14, 2019

Software plays an increasingly large role in private sector research and development (R&D) expenditures, according to new research from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

Israel, US science academies sign cooperation agreement

May 12, 2019

The Israeli and American national academies of science signed a cooperation agreement in Jerusalem on April 7, a move set to further scientific research in both countries.

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