Science policy news weekly roundup: July 29, 2016

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With more than 3 months left until the general election, both Democrats and Republicans move to elevate the importance of research funding.  However, neither party’s presidential candidate has made any substantial emphasis during his or her campaign speeches that highlight their positions on how research funding would benefit or suffer under his or her presidency.

When will candidates close the empathy gap on research for health? (Huffington Post)

Trump vs. Clinton: worlds apart on science  (Nature)

 

The issues of administrative burden at universities and standardizing the grant-making process remain topics of interest while the future of medical research that affects both infants and the elderly rests on adequate federal funding that can support innovation and discovery.

Cumbersome agency grant-making process continues to burden universities  (Government Executive)

Save the children: Don’t cut funding for pediatric research  (The Hill)

What are the politicians doing about Alzheimer’s?  (Forbes)

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