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Elizabeth Warren Teams Up With Orrin Hatch To Push Huge Science Research Fund

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan duo of Senate heavyweights is set to unveil an unusual bill that would give lawmakers an incentive to fund biomedical resea...

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Lawmakers Try To Save Science Funding Amid Rush To Restore Defense Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As pressure builds among the hawks in Congress to get rid of budget limits on defense spending, liberals in the House are making sure th...

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How A Failed Experiment On Rats Sparked A Billion-Dollar Infant-Care Breakthrough

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At a research lab at Duke University Department of Pharmacology in 1979, a group of scientists sparked a major breakthrough in infant ca...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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'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...

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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...

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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 ...