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Consolidated Appropriations Act Provides for Public Access to Federal Research

Last month, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, which makes consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. One provision of the 639-page Act, which can be found in...more

2/5/2014 - Consolidated Appropriations Act Federal Budget Research Funding

White House Unveils BRAIN Initiative

Last week, President Obama announced a new research initiative designed to advance our understanding of the human brain. It is hoped that the new initiative, dubbed the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative...more

4/10/2013 - Barack Obama BRAIN Initiative Medical Research Research Funding

GEN Compiles List of Top Biopharma R&D Spenders

Earlier this month, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News published its list of the top 20 best-selling prescription drugs worldwide for 2012 (see "GEN Compiles List of Top Selling Drugs for 2012"). The biotech...more

3/21/2013 - Biopharmaceutical Biotechnology Patents Pharmaceutical Prescription Drugs Research Funding

Legislation Introduced to Develop Public Access Policies for Federal Research

Last month, companion bills were introduced in the House and Senate that would require Federal agencies to develop public access policies relating to research conducted by employees of the agency or using funds administered...more

3/5/2013 - Federal Funding Free Access Proposed Legislation Research Funding

Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Stem Cell Funding Case

In an order issued earlier today, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Sherley v. Sebelius, ending the efforts by two adult stem cell researchers to prevent the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from funding research...more

1/8/2013 - Dickey-Wicker Amendment NIH Preliminary Injunctions Research Funding SCOTUS Sherley v Sebelius Standing Stem cells

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