President Updates Marine Scientific Research Requirements

Revised measure requiring consent for foreign research seeks to ensure U.S. environmental protections and coastal security. President Donald Trump issued a revision last week to a previous presidential…

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State Department has Revoked 1,000 Student Visas

Chinese nationals with ties to the People’s Liberation Army expelled from U.S. The State Department announced that over 1,000 student visas have been revoked since June for Chinese nationals…

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Administration to Invest $1Billion in Artificial Intelligence

Technological advancement funds include quantum computing. “Today, the Trump Administration is making an unprecedented investment to strengthen American leadership in AI [artificial intelligence] and quantum, and to ensure…

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Herd Immunity May Be Closer Than Predicted

Researchers in Europe evaluate encouraging data on COVID-19. International researchers and mathematicians are considering the rates of transmission and levels of social activity in recently released studies. Their…

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Bill Would Curb Foreign Influence, Espionage on Campuses

Bipartisan legislation would protect research and innovation. There is a growing push in Washington, D.C. to prevent spying and intellectual property theft at U.S. universities and colleges. A…

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National Health Institute Lays Off 54 Researchers

Let go for having financial ties to foreign governments. Fifty-four research scientists at the National Institutes of Health have been released from the taxpayer-funded agency. In August 2018,…

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NIH Expands COVID-19 Research

Looking at why underrepresented communities are so vulnerable. The National Institutes of Health is expanding antibody testing, surveying personal impacts, and collecting electronic health data from underrepresented communities…

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Human Vaccine Trials Begin Next Month

Final stage of testing for some laboratories in the U.S. The federal government plans to fund and conduct the decisive studies of three experimental coronavirus vaccines starting in…

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Endless Frontier Act Seeks to Compete with China

Funds focus on U.S. scientific research, education, and technology. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in Congress to increase U.S. innovation in the high-tech industry. The Endless Frontier Act…

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NIH Announces Timeline for COVID-19 Vaccinations

Although a “very bold plan,” Director Collins feels optimistic. On Thursday, the National Institute of Health Director Francis Collins discussed the newly-announced projection of what Americans can expect…

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