Science policy

More Scrutiny on Conflicts of Interest

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

Plenty of Pork

As White House defends itself against cries of hypocrisy, colleges prepare to benefit from hundreds of millions in earmarked projects from lawmakers.

Funding Science, Smartly

As House appropriators examine boom in federal research money and foresee more, they weigh priorities and techniques for avoiding mistakes of the past.

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