Science needs to think globally. A Paris Agreement for research could be the answer.

Over the past century, industrialized nations around the world have built robust government-funded national research enterprises, none more formidable than the United States’ National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. Each of these organizations – including Japan’s RIKEN, Inserm in France, Britain’s Medical Research Council and the recently formed European Research Council – […]

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Trump science adviser calls for more collaboration between industry and government

Kelvin Droegemeier (left) was sworn in last month as director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.Credit: White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Kelvin Droegemeier, newly minted science adviser to US President Donald Trump, wants industry to take a larger role in funding research, with the ultimate goal of ushering […]

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Open-science model for drug discovery expands to neurodegenerative diseases

Medicines 4 Neurodegenerative Diseases (M4ND Pharma) will pursue promising new genetic drug targets for these intractable nervous system disorders, thanks to $1.5 million from the Krembil Foundation. It will be the world’s second drug discovery company committed to open science after Medicines 4 Kids (M4K Pharma), which launched in 2017 to develop a novel drug […]

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Science Agencies to Get Boost Under New US Budget

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, PGLAM The spending bill passed by the US House and Senate yesterday (February 14) to avert a government shutdown increases appropriations for several science-related government agencies. Others, including certain programs at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will see a decline. According […]

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Venezuela Is Unraveling–So Is Its Science

Empty labs, nonexistent funding, deteriorating equipment and an unsympathetic government: Many Venezuelan scientists say the country’s worsening political turmoil has made research virtually impossible. In the capital, Caracas, they struggle to find food and maintain personal security—their experiments a distant afterthought. Abroad, self-exiled biochemists and physicists clean houses, wash tables and give private language lessons […]

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