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Funding
David Gewirtz
June 10, 2021
Proposals for change include a tiered grant funding system, tweaks to scoring and criteria, internal reviews and a continuous submission system.
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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.

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
Funding

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.

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Analysis: Mounting pressure on China about coronavirus ‘lab leak’ could backfire

Where the coronavirus originated remains a mystery, and the Chinese are bucking demands to let investigators see more.
Analysis: Mounting pressure on China about coronavirus ‘lab leak’ could backfire

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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.

We are here because we choose to be
Editorial

We are here because we choose to be

July 23, 2020

Five months into a pandemic with arguably the world’s worst response, the United States can no longer take the easy way out and blame only politics for our downfall. We’re to blame, too.

NSF foreign influence probes net nearly two dozen
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NSF foreign influence probes net nearly two dozen

July 15, 2020

Meanwhile, feds charge Ohio State researcher with fraud and drop theft charges against Emory professor.

U.S. seeks to kick out and ban foreign students
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U.S. seeks to kick out and ban foreign students

July 8, 2020

Harvard and MIT sue government to stop rule change targeting F-1 and M-1 visa holders at or heading to institutions offering only online courses this fall because of COVID-19.

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