Science policy

Corporations, Contracts and Black Colleges

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Government contractors and educators discuss how to integrate minority-serving institutions into the supply chain.

Challenging Conventional Wisdom on STEM Supply

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President’s advisory panel on science and technology hears suggestion that there is no shortage, just an expected cycle.

More Scrutiny on Conflicts of Interest

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Senator releases documents suggesting that Emory professor failed to report more than $1.2 million in payments from drug companies -- violating U.S. and university rules.

For 'Biosimilars,' Weighing Innovation vs. Access

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Last summer, the group representing major research universities endorsed legislation that sought to balance the interests of drug makers and the scientists whose work can translate into new advances in medicine. At least one group, however, is sounding the alarm that the bill would make it more difficult to bring cheap, generic drugs to the market -- at the expense of both American consumers and people in developing countries.

Defending the Fruit Flies from Sarah Palin

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The Republican campaign has moved beyond mocking research on bear DNA to attacking a new research earmark -- and some scientists have had enough.

A Piece of the Stimulus Pie

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With U.S. government planning massive infusion of funds to spur economy, college groups offer ideas, common and conflicting, for how higher ed can help the country (and vice versa).

U.S. Science is Lagging Internationally -- But How, Exactly?

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Many countries are outpacing the United States in producing natural scientists and engineers -- but most are doing so because they're graduating more people, period, study finds.

Sorting Out the Stimulus

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As Senate and President Obama offer details on their packages, Republicans question whether spending on education and aid to states will stimulate economy.

Downturn in Federal Research Spending

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New U.S. data show agencies' spending on R&D declined in 2008 and that funds for basic studies have fallen by average of nearly 2 percent a year since 2004.

Stopping the Clock ... on Grants

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Congresswoman wants to use federal research agencies to promote advancement of women in university science departments.

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