Scientific Research

Health groups: Next cure may go undiscovered with Trump cuts

Mar 17, 2017

Health groups say President Donald Trump's proposal to slash funds for the National Institutes of Health would be devastating for research to fight cancer and Alzheimer's, Zika and superbugs and a host of other diseases

Trump budget would force tough choices in disease research

Mar 16, 2017

Health groups say President Donald Trump's proposal to slash funds for the National Institutes of Health would be devastating for patients with all kinds of diseases _ and for jobs

Trump budget slashes agency money to boost defense spending

Mar 16, 2017

President Donald Trump is unveiling a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes billions at a dozen departments to finance a significant increase in the military and a U.S.-Mexico border wall

Senior China government adviser criticizes web censorship

Mar 4, 2017

A senior Chinese government adviser is warning that the country's internet censorship is hampering scientific research and economic development, in a rare public criticism of a sensitive government policy

Could gene editing help avoid disease? Maybe

Feb 15, 2017

Altering human heredity sounds sci-fi, but a major new ethics report is leaving open the possibility that one day scientists might try that to fight some serious genetic diseases

No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe

Feb 14, 2017

Altering human heredity sounds sci-fi, but a major new ethics report is leaving open the possibility that one day scientists might try that to fight some serious genetic diseases

Trump admin orders EPA contract freeze and media blackout

Jan 25, 2017

The Trump administration has instituted a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants, part of a broader communications clampdown within the executive branch

Trump bans EPA employees from providing updates on social media or to reporters, bars awarding new contracts or grants

Jan 24, 2017

Trump bans EPA employees from providing updates on social media or to reporters, bars awarding new contracts or grants

Dairy official says he hasn't seen human trafficking lawsuit

Jan 6, 2017

A manager with an Idaho dairy named in a federal human trafficking lawsuit says the company hasn't been notified of any legal action so he can't comment

Connecticut becoming a hub for new bioscience companies

Sep 24, 2016

The University of Connecticut has opened up 28,000-square feet of new laboratory space, which it is leasing to startup companies in the bioscience field

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