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NIH Director: It's time to end 'manels' at scientific conventions

Washington - One of the most influential public health officials in the world said Wednesday that he will no longer speak on scientific panels if they don't include women.

U.S. science center withdraws from sterile products manufacturing

Washington - The U.S. public-sector science base, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has announced it will suspend all research related to sterile medicinal products after the test areas were found to be out of compliance with good practices.

Study: Sexual aggressions may alter development of female brain

A new Rutgers study shows how the brains of female animals are altered by sexual aggression and violence and suggests more studies are needed to determine if human brains go through similar changes.

Obama's personalized medicine plan advances

Washington D.c. - The U.S. National Institutes of Health has assembled a team of medicine and science experts to begin the process of building President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.

Major U.S. childhood study cancelled

Washington - The U.S. National Institutes of Health has terminated its initiative to track the health of 100,000 children through adulthood has been cancelled. The project was costing too much money and the data was not meaningful.

U.S. government spends $31 million for diversity in science

Bethesda - A dozen academic research groups have received substantial U.S. National Institutes of Health funding to improve the diversity of the American biomedical community.

Did the U.S. government interfere with an ethics investigation?

Washington - A watchdog group claims that a federal agency improperly influenced the investigation of a study involving the treatment of pre-term infants.

Science spending in the U.S. set to remain low

President Barack Obama’s proposed 2015 budget asks for a fraction of a percent increase in funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a one percent boost in funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Op-Ed: RNC will fund WWII Memorial; not NIH pediatric cancer research

Washington - Imagine being the parent of a child enrolled in a clinical trial at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., for cancer treatment that might represent that child's only chance at survival. Imagine trying to explain this to them.

Harvard to close monkey research center

Harvard Medical School has announced that it is to close down its primate research center. The move appears not to be motivated by concerns about animal testing (despite recent criticisms) but rather a consequence of a lack of funding.

Details emerge about Obama's science budget

President Obama is proposing to increase science spending, including $33.2 billion for basic science research and $143 billion for research and development. However, it is unlikely that the spending will be spread evenly.

U.S. Congress cuts science funding

The deal struck over the U.S. budget may have made the headlines over the protracted negotiations. Now details are emerging about what the deal entails. One of the areas targeted for cuts is scientific research.
 

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