Bias in funding is an underappreciated barrier for women and underrepresented minorities in science.
The National Institutes of Health also released the numbers of scientists it has taken action against, in response to claims they harassed others.
New research predicts that audits would reduce the number of false positive results from 30.2 per 100 papers to 12.3 per 100.
On Wednesday, federal science and policy speakers outlined their plans for combating opioid addiction.
Under Trump's request, NASA's budget would hold steady, while the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation would see their funding slashed.
The right move isn't to legislate; it's to repeal.
A bill that would speed up approval for medications and medical devices shows how a major initiative can get traction even in the midst of Washington gridlock—but critics say all the lobbying is drowning out some warnings about patient safety.
The U.S. government classifies all chimpanzees as endangered, after decades of stalling.
In the late 1940s, a group of doctors and researchers traveled to Guatemala and conducted extensive and often ghastly STD experiments there. This is the story behind who was responsible, what the test subjects did and didn’t know, and the onerous task of meting out justice.
Hailed as the most compassionate way for the criminal justice system to deal with addicts, drug courts were designed to balance punishment with rehabilitation. But after 25 years, the verdict is in: Drug courts embolden judges to practice medicine without a license—and they put lives in danger.
Big Pharma’s focus on blockbuster cancer drugs squeezes out research into potential treatments that are more affordable. Says one researcher: "What is scientific and sexy is driven by what can be monetized."
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
In 1998, Congress voted to double the budget of the NIH over the next five years. Ten years later, Michael White looks back on what actually happened.