Funding for nonhuman primate research questioned
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
State funding boosts stem cell research in California, other states
When federal funding regulations created limitations on human embryonic stem cell research, several states created their own funding programs. A new study analyzed stem cell funding programs in four states that provided their ...
Seven myths about scientists debunked
As scientific researchers, we are often surprised by some of the assumptions made about us by those outside our profession. So we put together a list of common myths we and our colleagues have heard anecdotally ...
'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 ...