science funding

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Safer Blood Products: One Researcher’s Story on Why Federal Support Matters

Dr. Bernie Horowitz, , UCS

In 1982, a crisis was beginning to unfold. Gay men were dying of an unknown cause, which years later was shown to be the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).  At that time, I was not involved with the gay community, with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), or with HIV. But federal funding of my research on blood products helped us prevent the transmission of HIV and hepatitis to tens of thousands of Americans. Read more >

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The Trouble with Science Funding

, Research Director, Center for Science and Democracy

“We should acknowledge the elephant in the room” one panelist said.

Last week I attended a half-day event put on by Scientific American.  The topic was media coverage of scientific topics and the “elephant” was the event’s corporate sponsorship. Read more >

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Any Port in a Storm: Public and Private Sector Funding for Science

, , director, Center for Science & Democracy

A recent article in the New York Times highlighted the profound change that has occurred in the funding of science in the United States. I agree that the science enterprise has changed, and will continue to change, with a much greater opportunity through private philanthropy to support research. Read more >

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The Sciences, the Humanities, and the Sequester: Partners in Democracy at Risk

, former analyst, Center for Science & Democracy

As a current ACLS Public Fellow, I had the privilege earlier this month of attending this year’s American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. ACLS advances learning in all fields of the humanities and social sciences and supports relationships among 71 national societies devoted to these fields. The conference is a gathering of delegates from member societies, a chance for research fellows to share their work, and an opportunity for everyone to discuss the current state of the humanities and social sciences in our society today. Read more >

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