Posts Tagged ‘NIH’

May 16th, 2014 - 7:23 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Science

A Devout Catholic Runs America’s Biological Research

Does Religion Matter? Francis Collins is the director of the National Institutes of Health. Collins has been controversial among scientists because he has held this position while also being an outspoken believer in te literal truth of the Christian Bible and, apparently, a fervent supporter of the[...]

March 3rd, 2012 - 11:44 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science


At Elsevier, we have always focused on serving the global research community and ensuring the best possible access to research publications and data. In recent weeks, our support for the Research Works Act has caused some in the community to question that commitment. We have heard expressions of sup[...]

December 15th, 2011 - 2:46 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science

NIH budget maintained at the price of loss of student tuition support.

Congress Would Raise NIH Spending and Maintain Maximum Pell Grant, but at a Cost By Kelly Field Washington Republicans in the House of Representatives have introduced a spending bill for the remainder of the current fiscal year that would increase funds for the National Institutes of Health by 1 per[...]

November 4th, 2011 - 1:30 pm § in UW

Seattle Childrens Gets $50.000.000 Gift for Research

Seattle Children’s Nabs $50M Donation for Research, Plus $15M for Nursing, Clinical Care Luke Timmerman 10/31/11 Seattle Children’s Hospital probably has more fun than most hospitals every year on Halloween, but this year it has something really big to celebrate. The hospital said today it has [...]

October 12th, 2011 - 10:31 am § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

UW AAUP Censors a post about the NIH.

A few days ago I posted a very important issue .. the 50% decline in funding rates at he NIH since the early 2000’s.  I discussed why this should be of concern to all of us interested in the University School of Medicine. I also suggested that our federal representatives need to be educated a[...]

October 11th, 2011 - 10:26 am § in The Ave Scene

Rosetta, a child of Seattle Biotech, lays off workers.

UPDATE: The title above is incorrect. This Rosetta, despite its name, is not a spin off from the Rosetta founded by Steve Friend in Seattle.  Nonetheless, the loss of Rosetta from Seattle is inestimable.  Friend has assembled a world class team under Eric Schadt. Schadt left Seattle and is now bui[...]

October 11th, 2011 - 3:26 am § in Uncategorized

Silly Science Paid for by NIH

This is almost a shaggy dog story.  Did you here the one about fat guy who though Diet Coke dissolved cholesterol??? from CBS News: That’s what the experts are saying in light of new research that raises concern about diet soda. It’s not proof of harm, but it suggests that people who dr[...]

October 10th, 2011 - 11:10 am § in America, Science, UW

Is the NIH Imploding?

IMAGINE THE REACTION TO A 50% CUT IN DEFENSE! That is the REALITY at the NIH. IMAGINE THE REACTION TO A 50% CUT IN DEFENSE! That is the REALITY at the NIH. Figures just published on Genomeweb look grim.  The good news is that the NIH grant success rate is now 17.4%.  The bad news […][...]

October 4th, 2011 - 7:31 am § in Science

UPDATES on NIH budget

The AVE previously reported that the House version of the NIH budget held some good news, a proposed 3.3% increase.  That seems impressive in these bad times but there are serious issues unmentioned in the report.   1. The bill would require that NIH award at least 9,150 new and competing rese[...]

September 30th, 2011 - 9:52 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

NIH may get 3% at the cost of cuts to Pell grants

Inside Higher Education For those here who are not obsessed with the NIH budget, the usual process has been for the President to lowball and then lobbyists and Congress raise the budget. This year things are a LOT different.  The Senate is proposing an increase of less than 1% with dictates on spen[...]