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Basic Behavioral Research in Flux at NIH

Basic behavioral research — which in the case of health means the study of fundamental psychological and social processes not aimed at a specific illness or condition — may be […]... More>


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NIH Research Under Scrutiny

Research funded by the National Institutes of Health that focuses on sexual behavior and HIV has come under fire recently by critics, and Congress is involved in the controversy as […]... More>


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Senators Support Behavioral Research at NIGMS

When NIH’s National Institute of General Medical Sciences was created in 1962, Congress specifically mandated the institute to support basic behavioral science. Forty years later, the Institute commits no funds […]... More>


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Congress Passes ’03 Budget as Bush’s ’04 Arrives

The White House released its budget proposal for fiscal year 2004 in early February. Problem was, Congress hadn’t quite finished the 2003 budget. The situation was ameliorated when Congress approved […]... More>


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Bringing Science and Technology Back to Congress

Holt Congress needs better scientific and technological advice. It is nearly impossible to find issues on the legislative agenda that are not in some way linked to science and technology. […]... More>