Committee passes bill that would aim for 5% increases for biomedical research, but rebuffs effort to raise that ceiling.
Congressional support strong for Bush's competitiveness effort, but calendar and electoral politics make passage iffy.
AAUP says that IRB's are straying into areas where they are not needed, hindering professors' work.
Experts agree that the U.S. is heading toward a potential crisis in research competitiveness -- and offer some solutions.
The U.S. public doesn't yet share academic leaders' belief in the importance of math and science education, poll suggests.
Report finds significant strides in science education and employment by women, but less progress by members of minority groups.
U.S. House passes bill to overturn ban on federal funding for promising, controversial studies -- but veto expected.
President continues to push for increased spending for NSF and Energy Dept. research, shortchanging NIH, science advocates complain.
The University of Minnesota resists playing in a cultural tug of war -- yet is squarely stuck in the middle.
House hearing on president's 2008 plan renews concerns about shift of funds from National Science Foundation to Education Department.
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