Where we’ve been: Attending NINDS advisory council meeting
Science policy analyst André Porter summarizes the discussions at meeting of the advisory council to the National Institutes of Neurological Disease and Stroke. NINDS Director Walter Koroshetz and staff members presented updates on new grant mechanisms and plans to increase transparency in its funding strategies. Read more here.
U.S. House passes $15 billion rescissions bill
The U.S. House passed a White House-backed rescissions bill along party lines late Thursday. If the bill is signed into law, $15 billion of previously approved government funding for programs, including, for example, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, would be returned to the U.S. Treasury general fund. Read more here.
Science candidates lose in Super Tuesday primary
Several candidates with science backgrounds running for congressional seats lost in Tuesday’s primaries. Candidates from California, Iowa and Montana trailed far behind traditional candidates, finishing in third place or below. Read more here.
China recruits U.S. scientists to research programs
Heavy government investment into China’s research enterprise is allowing the nation to recruit top U.S. scientists to its research universities. Although thousands of foreign academics have established their labs in China, a vast majority of Chinese scientists remain in the United States 10 years after obtaining their Ph.D.s in the U.S. Read more here.