The use of aborted fetal tissue has sparked controversy in the U.S., but many scientists say it is essential for studies of HIV, development and more
With government funds scarce, an economist aims to support firearm study through private donations
A researcher studies the consequences of the ubiquity of guns in the U.S.
The president of the Society for Neuroscience asked its members to stay positive about a multibillion project to record all the brain's neurons in action, but some psychologists have called foul on this scientific advocacy...
About half of 21 ongoing biomedical and behavioral experiments would be ended, under advice from a working group of external agency advisors
The president issued a memorandum directing the CDC and other public-health agencies to conduct or sponsor research into the causes of gun violence and the ways to prevent it, doing an end-run around congressional moves for several years to muzzle such efforts...
The high court declined to hear a final appeal, thus ending a bid to block NIH support for research using these cells
70 puppies were released after activists alerted the Indian government that the animals had been falsely described as "pets" by a contract organization seeking to import them
Reelected, Obama said he plans to ensure that the U.S. is a global leader in research, technology and clean energy. The "fiscal cliff" might even open the door again to carbon tax discussions...
U.S. federal support for invasive chimpanzee research continues to wane
The two biggest cargo carriers, under activist pressure, affirm that they will not ship research mammals and nonhuman primates
The NIH ruled that a Louisiana animal research facility that allowed its chimpanzees to reproduce in captivity was not breaking a breeding moratorium
In the wake of a 2011 federal report concluding that chimp research is scientifically unnecessary, an animal rights group wants the NIH director to to ensure that chimps still in agency labs are retired...
A health-agency windfall includes funding for two promising clinical trials, one focusing on prevention and the other on early treatment
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences needs to be written into the still-unfinished 2012 federal budget