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FDA Ethicist's Undisclosed Conflicts of Interest in Prenatal Dex Case

Newly available documents show conflicts of interest for the FDA ethicist who investigated a fetal drug experiment. Alice Dreger and Ellen K. Feder explain.

Clinical Ethics

Changing Winds in Science Funding

Bias can taint scientific research, as conclusions are sensitive to the conscious and unconscious choices scientists make in study design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. A naive, utopian vision of science would have its practitioners completely impartial, unbiased and objective. 1,523 more words


Attention Cancer Researchers – Make Some Noise!!!

By: Bethanie Morrison

This past week the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) was held in San Diego, California. An estimated 18,000 international researchers, patient advocates, and other professionals in the cancer field were scheduled to be in attendance, making this meeting the premier cancer research event of the year. 1,049 more words


How Biomedical Research Benefits Society and the Impact of the Ryan Budget

By: Jennifer Plank

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the largest medical research agency in the United States. Historically, funding for the NIH has received bipartisan support, which was clearly illustrated by the efforts of the 105th Congress in 1997. 666 more words


Government Involvement Part 1 - Science Funding and Income Inequality


    There are arguments about whether or not we should have government involvement in scientific research.  Two claims that are for government funding science are the following: we should have government science funding because (1) if the government did not pay for scientists to work, then the scientist would not work at all and there would be no profit, and (2) if the government did not pay for the scientists to keep their discoveries a secret, then a different science company would know what was figured out and say that they, the other science company, figured it out. 409 more words

School Reports

Food-for-health Challenge scientists will aim to boost NZ exports

The University of Auckland, Massey University and University of Otago, along with Crown Research Institutes AgResearch and Plant & Food Research, are being teamed up for the Government’s High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge. 375 more words

Science Funding

Reflections on Private Funding and Scientific Discovery

In a recent editorial, Ashutosh Jogalekar celebrates the modern influx of private funding in the sciences. I’ve long been wary of the influence private interests might have on the course of science, but Jogalekar makes a pretty compelling case that private funding has, for the most part, been a good thing (the recent… 729 more words