The biggest news recently, with the global economic crisis and the US Stimulus Bill being prominent in the news, there’s been some interesting discussion on what to do (and what not to do) with the much-needed funding:
NIH Plans For Stimulus Funds
Drug Monkey: A letter regarding the actual objectives of the plan.
The Stimulus & the NIH – what not to do
The Daily Transcript: Discussion on lessons learned from past NIH funding strategies.
Beaker-Ready Projects? Colleges Have Quite a Few
NY Times Science Section: The funding is all about generating immediate jobs.
On other topics:
Biotechs Actively Impeding Transgenic Crop Research
The Scientific Activist: While the biotechs may not be trying to hide anything, their lengthy efforts to protect the bottom line threatens confidence in environmental safety of their products.
Cancer Carnival #19
Bayblab: One-stop shopping for the cancer researchers out there.
My Favorite PHD Comics
Genomicron: An observation on how PHD Comics has taken the place of what The Far Side represented a generation ago.