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Sarina Neote
July 27, 2021
Society recommends keeping funding for ARPA-H separate from that of other agencies and developing a unique strategic plan.
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Can urban universities be better neighbors?
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Can urban universities be better neighbors?

Feb. 10, 2021

Universities are a significant economic force in American cities. Some leaders are asking how they can use that power to benefit local communities.

5 ways the Biden administration may help stem the loss of international students
Education

5 ways the Biden administration may help stem the loss of international students

Feb. 10, 2021

Over the past four years, the Trump administration made it increasingly difficult for students from other countries to study in the United States. President Joe Biden’s election signals a new day for international education.

Intense scrutiny of Chinese-born researchers in the US threatens innovation
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Intense scrutiny of Chinese-born researchers in the US threatens innovation

Jan. 30, 2021

The recent arrest of an MIT engineering professor has once again drawn attention to the role of China in the U.S. science and technology system.

Pandemic threatens food security for many college students
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Pandemic threatens food security for many college students

Jan. 17, 2021

One spring 2020 report found that 38% of students at four-year universities were food-insecure in the previous 30 days.

From neuroscientist to science policy analyst
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From neuroscientist to science policy analyst

Jan. 15, 2021

Careers columnist Martina G. Efeyini talked to NHLBI staffer Nicholas Jury about his career path.

What the election results mean for science
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What the election results mean for science

Nov. 11, 2020

Biden has promised “disciplined, trustworthy leadership grounded in science”; runoffs will determine the balance of power in Congress.

Funding

Why is the FDA funded in part by the companies it regulates?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration receives almost half its funding from companies it regulates, such as drug and medical device makers. Is this something you should be concerned about?
Why is the FDA funded in part by the companies it regulates?

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ASBMB raises concerns about proposed visa changes
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ASBMB raises concerns about proposed visa changes

Oct. 29, 2020

Trump administration seeks to limit duration of stay and impose other restrictions on foreign scientists and students

Survey: 1 in 5 NIH workers were sexually harassed in past year
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Survey: 1 in 5 NIH workers were sexually harassed in past year

Oct. 9, 2020

Young, nonbinary and bisexual employees were most likely to experience harassment.

Pandemic snarls research administration
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Pandemic snarls research administration

Oct. 1, 2020

With data collection slowed and grant applications way up, the pandemic is disrupting the complex, slow-moving NIH funding system. Federal officials and university grant administrators are working to help researchers keep things moving.

Still unclear why university expelled 15 Chinese researchers
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Still unclear why university expelled 15 Chinese researchers

Sept. 23, 2020

The University of North Texas has said only that the decision followed briefings by federal and local law enforcement.

ASBMB joins amicus brief
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ASBMB joins amicus brief

Aug. 26, 2020

Society and other nonprofits raise concerns about racial profiling by federal investigators and prosecutors’ attempts to criminalize administrative errors.

Science-related legislation to watch
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Science-related legislation to watch

Aug. 19, 2020

One bill would provide $26 billion in emergency funding for agencies that support research; another would protect against foreign influence in research.

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