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Sam Stein

The Scientific Research Community Is Still Freaking Out About Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Months after Congress restored some of the deep spending cuts it had made to scientific research budgets, scientists are warning that th...

Sam Stein

American Science's Systemic Brain Drain: Researchers 'Sort Of Disappear'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Every three years, a diverse group of top scientists from around the world convenes at the International Conference of Gas Hydrates. The...

Sam Stein

NIH Budget Leaves One Young Scientist 'Bitter And Cynical' Of A World He 'Wanted To Help'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disappointment with the funding levels for biomedical research in the budget deal has trickled down to the community of young scientists...

Sam Stein

Advocates Search For Next Steps After Budget Falls Short On Medical Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Disappointed with the level of funding devoted to biomedical research in the new omnibus spending bill, some lawmakers are already schem...

Sam Stein

The Budget Deal Came Out And The Scientific Research Community Isn't Thrilled

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The scientific research community was left disappointed after lawmakers on Monday night unveiled a new spending bill that only partially...

Sam Stein

Study: America Losing Its Global Dominance In Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States is losing its global dominance in the field of biomedical research, and sequestration is only partially to blame. ...

Sam Stein

Top Docs Ramp Up Lobbying Campaign To End Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On the eve of a potential budget deal that could, for the first time in several years, see an increase in the topline spending of the fe...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Has Nearly 20 Percent of Scientists Contemplating Moving Overseas

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New data compiled by a coalition of top scientific and medical research groups show that a large majority of scientists are receiving le...

Sam Stein

NIH Director On Sequestration: Lives Are On The Line

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.23.2013 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. -- In his first-floor office in the main building of the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the institu...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Levels A $4 Million Blow To Iconic Medical Research Institution

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With little evidence that Congress will be able to find a budget fix, officials at one of America's most iconic medical research centers...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Forces Scientist To Euthanize Genetically Modified Rabbits

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When The Huffington Post published an in-depth look at how budget cuts were affecting scientific research, we encouraged readers to offe...

Sam Stein

The Coming Dark Age For Science In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.26.2013 | Politics

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- On the first floor of Jordan Hall at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is a 12-by-8 room that, at first glance, l...

Sam Stein

How Sequestration Is Gutting The Public Defender System

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.26.2013 | Politics

It's roughly 164 miles from Lubbock, Texas, to Abilene; not the furthest drive you can do in the Lone Star State but still a bit of a haul. On a good ...

Sam Stein

'Like A Slowly Growing Cancer,' Sequestration Cripples University Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Research leaders at some of the top American universities have held an annual gathering in Washington the last four years to discuss sci...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid vs. Sequestration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Over the past few weeks, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has privately and publicly pushed his fellow lawmakers to replace cu...

Sam Stein

Can't Stop Cancer Clinic Sequester Cuts, Obama Administration Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government does not have the power to stop federal budget sequestration cuts to cancer treatments for certain Medicare patie...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Will Cut $1.7 Billion From The NIH's Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Institutes of Health released an updated projection of the cuts it must make to deal with spending reductions put in place ...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Fixes May Cost Taxpayers Even More, Democrats Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Piecemeal efforts to ease the impact of federal sequestration budget cuts are counterproductive and may end up costing taxpayers more, ...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Means Less Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When politicians talk about the need to maintain America as the destination for the best and the brightest in science, they probably hav...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Forces Doctors To Scale Back Promising Medical Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At Temple University in Philadelphia, a group of 22 graduate students and researchers have been exploring ways to help repair the heart ...

Sam Stein

Sequestration Forces Cancer Patients To Travel Thousands Of Miles For Treatment

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials in rural areas will have to travel thousands of miles to continue their treatments as a...

Ryan J. Reilly

Public Defender Fires Himself To Limit Sequestration's Impact

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he looked over his office's budget sheets alongside his administrative assistant, Steve Nolder, the director of the public defender's...

Senate GOP: The Sequester's Not So Bad

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.26.2013 | Politics

After all the talk of the harsh impacts of the fast-approaching federal budget "sequestration," the Senate Republican leadership on Tuesday argued tha...