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 Scientists Kamel Khalili, left, and Rafal Kaminski, work in a lab at Temple University in Philadelphia.

As funding drops, scientists turn to the crowd

Jan 1, 2015
Crowdfunding comes to the research lab, and websites spring up to vet projects.
Posted In: crowdfunding, Science, research, federal funding

An argument for a federal robotics commission

Oct 13, 2014
Robotics and A.I. are challenging to govern. Should we leave it to the experts?
Posted In: federal government, robots, research
Laboratory rats

NIH gives $10.1 million for gender-balanced research

Sep 23, 2014
How money for 'mice hotels' could improve medical care for women.
Posted In: gender, Health, research

Before Facebook, there was Tuskegee and Milgram

Jul 3, 2014
How research ethics rules came to be. Dramatically.
Posted In: Facebook, research, psychology
Patient Hector Riviera in Camden, New Jersey.

Using data to treat the sickest and most expensive patients

Apr 24, 2014
"Super-utilizers" are one of the most pressing healthcare policy questions. And there is a striking lack of research.
Posted In: health care, data, research

Will dollars follow the stem cell breakthrough?

May 16, 2013
Researchers have figured out how to clone human embryonic stems cells, which can be used to develop tissue for many uses. Will investors jump in?
Posted In: stem cell research, research, Science

No sequester reprieve for biomedical research

Apr 30, 2013
Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institute of Health, on how sequester cuts have caused anxiety for young researchers.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, research, Science

NIH director welcomes BRAIN initiative

Apr 4, 2013
National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins says government funding is the best way to support large scientific enterprises and fundamental health advances.
Posted In: brain, research, Science, Health, Obama

New transparent solar panels could be used as windows

Jul 25, 2012
And can power your house. Plus, don’t go online before bed because it made some hamsters depressed.
Posted In: energy, mental health, research, hamsters, solar

Gamers solve problem scientists couldn't

Sep 19, 2011
For over a decade, biomedical researchers have been trying to figure out the composition of a retrovirus enzyme from an AIDS-like virus. The belief...
Posted In: games, research, videogames

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