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Research Funding

University-based Research: Always a Winner

Bernie Machen | Posted 04.03.2014 | College
Bernie Machen

We may not wipe out hunger, cancer and energy shortages overnight. If we don't strive to do so, though, we know we won't deliver the breakthroughs the public depends upon us for.

Video Urges Congress To Reverse Damaging Trend

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of science, higher education and business organizations concerned about cuts in federal research dollars are hoping a new ...

Farm Bill Promises Small But Vital Research Funding

AP | JEFF KAROUB | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) — A group of scientists at Michigan State University huddled around a computer screen earlier this week — not poring over scientific ...

Kentucky Rivals United in Call for Commitment to Research

Dr. James Ramsey | Posted 02.26.2014 | College
Dr. James Ramsey

Universities across the United States are urging President Obama and Congress to recommit -- now -- to necessary and fundamental investments in research.

Sam Stein

Sequestration Victims Have 2 Big Demands

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With negotiations intensifying to craft a federal budget deal by mid-December, opponents of spending cuts known as sequestration are mak...

Sam Stein

UCLA Chancellor On Sequestration: 'People Will End Up On The Street'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the crowded Taft Room of the Marriott Wardman Park hotel in Washington, leaders of some of the top universities gathered on Monday to...

The Decline of U.S. R&D Funding

Kyle Daley | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics
Kyle Daley

As members of Congress felt the first effects of the sequester on tarmacs at Dulles and Reagan months ago, they moved quickly to end the FAA furloughs. However, they neglected to act upon the far more serious threat facing the country under sequestration. That threat is an impending R&D collapse.

Money, Medicine and Myopia

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.05.2013 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

I can't say, on the basis of evidence, that NIH is misdirecting vast fortunes from where they could do the most good within our lifetimes. But I certainly do believe it. What I can say is that biomedical research dollars are subject to the same myopia that tends to dominate our personal lives.

Corporate Science Obstructs Science for the People

Ralph Nader | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Ralph Nader

Many of the nation's leading scientists and engineers are working to create deadlier missiles, submarines and more lethal drones. How could those talents and budgets be used to serve the betterment of the people?

Jeffrey Young

Fewer Medical Breakthroughs, More Brain Drain To Wall Street Thanks To Sequester

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

Layoffs, hiring freezes and cutbacks are already starting at major medical research institutions as they face the impending across-the-board cuts to t...

PCAST Report: The Future of U.S. Research

James M. Gentile | Posted 02.18.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

Increased and predictable funding and incentives for research and development are essential, as is a workforce skilled at filling the resulting jobs. But it's also important that America's approach to research shift from safe and incremental research to the "high-risk, high-reward" research.

How Important Is Long-Term Ecological Research?

Daniel T. Blumstein | Posted 02.03.2013 | Science
Daniel T. Blumstein

Think about this for a moment: Many baseball players make more than is awarded by a program in the National Science Foundation that gives us the tools and understanding to manage some of humanities' biggest ecological and environmental issues.

Tyler Kingkade

College Presidents Are Freaked Out About The Fiscal Cliff

HuffingtonPost.com | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.15.2012 | College

NEW YORK -- The looming fiscal cliff could mean colleges and universities around the country -- both public and private -- will lose billions of dolla...

Will Federal Research Cash Dry Up With Budget Cuts?

www.therepublic.com | Posted 10.15.2012 | College

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa's top research administrator says he's not keeping one eye on federal budget talks. "Both eyes," vice pr...

Lynne Peeples

GMO Debate Heats Up: Critics Say Biotech Industry Manipulating Genes, And Science

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 09.24.2012 | Green

Sporting a white coat and tagged with impressive credentials, Dr. Ronald Kleinman carries an aura of authority on camera as he says, "There are no can...

Curiosity -- America's Endangered Triumph

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 10.19.2012 | Science
Ahmed Zewail

The landing of the Rover Curiosity on Mars is a triumphant historic achievement, but the current state of curiosity-driven research may endanger America's capacity for future innovations.

Scientific Research and a Sustainable Planet

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.12.2012 | Green
Steven Cohen

With a global population that is projected to reach 10 billion by 2050, the crucial question emerges -- how do we extract our needs from the planet without destroying it?

Why We Need To Fund Even 'Crazy-Ridiculous' Research

Mark Changizi, Ph.D. | Posted 10.12.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Changizi, Ph.D.

The government funds a lot of weird and wacky research, something politicians occasionally point out. How's a scientist to respond? "Crazy-ridiculous" is expected in a functioning scientific community.

Phony Budget Solutions Are Suffocating the Public University

Christopher Newfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Christopher Newfield

Destructive cuts in health and education are being imposed in 46 of the 50 states, creating unnecessary misery and delaying economic recovery.

Not By Genes Alone

Jay Neugeboren | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jay Neugeboren

Why is it generally easier to find funds for people who study mental disorders in laboratories than it is to find funds that make a difference in the lives of people with mental disorders?