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Sabrina Siddiqui

NIH Official: Budget Cuts Can't Be Blamed For Lack Of Ebola Vaccine

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top official at the National Institutes of Health disagreed on Sunday with the notion that an Ebola vaccine likely would have been dis...

Sam Stein

The Tangled Story Of Why Ebola Vaccine Research Came Up Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Around 2008, an Ebola outbreak in Africa sparked a renewed push within the U.S. biomedical research community to find a vaccine. A compa...

Sam Stein

NIH Director: We'd Probably Have An Ebola Vaccine If Not For Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics

BETHESDA, Md. -- As the federal government frantically works to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and as it responds to a second diagnosis of ...

Sam Stein

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...

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

Add To Sequestration's Human Toll 1,000 Fewer Funded Scientists

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cost of federal budget cuts on scientific research has been measured predominantly in dollar amounts and grants unfunded. To get a s...

Sam Stein

Obama's Budget Proposal Fails To Calm The Science Community's Freak Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his budget released Tuesday, President Barack Obama proposed setting the funding for the National Institutes of Health at $30.2 billi...

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

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

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

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

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 ...