Obama to reverse Bush limits on stem-cell research
US President Barack Obama will on Monday sign an executive order reversing Bush administration restrictions on federal funding for stem-cell research, a senior administration official said.
Science at risk as young researchers increasingly denied research grants
America's youngest scientists, increasingly losing research dollars, are leaving the academic biomedical workforce, a brain drain that poses grave risks for the future of science, according to an article ...
US science is in peril, say Nobel Medicine Prize winners
Three American winners of the Nobel Prize for Medicine on Monday said scientific progress in the United States is in peril due to unprecedented funding cuts and ideological challenges. ...
US court halts government funding of stem cell research (Update)
A US court on Monday ordered a temporary halt to federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, which President Barack Obama had authorized, saying it involved the destruction of human embryos.
UK Research Funding to Reward Economic Benefits
'Trustworthy' hedge fund execs generate more business but weaker returns
First impressions are the most important, and that's as true in the business sector as well as anywhere else. But does a good first impression lead to investment success—and for whom?
Using science to open way to 'blue economy'
Today, scientists at the Natural Capital Project share new science and open source software that can calculate risk to coastal and marine ecosystems. These novel tools, described in the journal Environmental Research Letters, were u ...
Professor sues Caltech over whistleblowing
A physics professor at the California Institute of Technology is suing the school, claiming she faced retaliation for telling the FBI that she suspected illegal activities at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Personal, public costs of scientific misconduct calculated
Much has been assumed about the private and public damage of scientific misconduct. Yet few have tried to measure the costs to perpetrators and to society.
How to better allocate research money and fix a flawed system
Taxpayers want to know that their money is well spent on research. Yet funding agencies persist in trying to explain research results in terms of papers and publications rather than in terms of people – ...
Researchers propose alternative way to allocate science funding
Researchers in the United States have suggested an alternative way to allocate science funding. The method, which is described in EMBO Reports, depends on a collective distribution of funding by the scientific community, requir ...
Research funding has become prone to bubble formation
Fashions in research funding, reward structures in universities and streamlining of scientific agendas undermine traditional academic norms and may result in science bubbles. Research from the University of Copenhagen, which ...
The end of written grant applications: Let's use a formula
The winners and losers of the 2013 National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) Project Grants were announced in October. A record low success rate of just 16.9% (down from last year's 20.5%) meant the c ...
A Lost Generation of young scientists? U-M grad student voices concern about research funding crunch
Alexis Carulli wants to make a difference in fighting human disease. So do the thousands of bright graduate students like her, and recent Ph.D. graduates, working in medical research laboratories around the ...