Scientists look to drugs already in development to combat COVID-19

Feb 28, 2020
The new coronavirus has researchers looking through their back catalogs for possible solutions.
Mike Natchus, who works at the Emory Institute for Drug Development in Atlanta, examines one of the compounds used in the lab where EIDD 2801 was developed.
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Science joins impeachment on Capitol Hill today

Nov 13, 2019
A proposed rule would limit how scientific research can be used to set policy.
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How big science gets its funding

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Feb 22, 2016
Research can take years and costs billions. What's the return?
David Reitze, executive director of the LIGO Laboratory at Caltech, announces that scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves for the first time, confirming a prediction of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. 
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