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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

Sequester funding cuts have researchers worried

Apr 29, 2013
As government spending on medical research drops, some would-be scientists are having second thoughts.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration, Science, research and development

A new supermaterial called nanocellulose

Apr 22, 2013
Researchers at the University of Texas are working on a way to produce mass quantities of nanocellulose -- a non-toxic construction and engineering material that's strong, saves trees, and could help reduce greenhouse gases.
Posted In: Science, biotech

Genetics may be the next big thing in medicine, but at what cost?

Apr 12, 2013
Many believe genetics are the next big thing in medicine, but one question for this new era of personalized medicine is cost.
Posted In: cancer, Science, genetics, health care

Brazil looks to attract foreign engineers, doctors to boost economy

Apr 5, 2013
Stephen Keppel, economic editor at Univision News, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to explain how Brazil is working to attract foreign skilled workers from around the world.
Posted In: brazil, Immigration, 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

Employers race to snap up foreign work visas

Apr 2, 2013
Want a sign that business is hiring? For the first time since 2008, federal officials expect the 85,000 visas for foreign skilled workers will be snapped up in just a few days.
Posted In: H-1B visas, visa, Science

Not your high school science fair: A radio postcard from the Intel Science Talent Search

Mar 18, 2013
A radio postcard from the annual Intel Science Talent Search, which gathers together high school students from around the country to show off their innovations.
Posted In: Science, high school, Intel

Sequester: Federal R&D to suffer long-term effects

Mar 1, 2013
The sequester may have immediate impacts on federal workers, the unemployed, and federal aviation personnel -- but what will be its long-term effects?
Posted In: sequester, Science, Tech

Telepathic rats communicate via computer

Mar 1, 2013
A lab at Duke University has taken us one step closer to mind-melding, using rats.
Posted In: Science, neuroscience, biotech

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