This Week in Science Policy: April 4.2 Edition

NIH Scientists Develop Macaque Model to Study Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever National Institutes of Health This week, scientists from the National Institutes of Health have found a viable model system to study the deadly hemorrhagic fever, Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF), where 1 in 3 people perish from the disease. Researchers were able to successfully to transplant …

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This Week in Science Policy: April 4.1 Edition

European Space Agency: Antarctica Loses Grip According to the European Space Agency (ESA), Antarctica's underwater land mass has decreased by 1,463 km, roughly the size of Greater London. The ice mass loss has been measured by the ESA's CubeSAT, an orbital satellite that measures that ice sheet elevation. What's disconcerting about this ice loss is that …

This Week in Science Policy: March 2018 3.2 Edition

This week in Science Policy, Secretary Rick Perry, former Governor of Texas, testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources to discuss the upcoming 2019 fiscal year budget for the Department of Energy (DoE). Secretary Perry highlighted on several topics, including the need to enhance the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal, strengthening the energy …

This Week in Science Policy: March 2018 3.1 Edition

What a week it has been in federal hearings for the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. With the President having released the 2018-2019 Presidential Budget Request, Congress must now assess the changes made, by the White House, to the federal science system. Two hearings were conducted this week, National Laboratories: World Leading Innovation in Science …

The U.S. National Laboratory System

At the conclusion of World War II, the nation's scientific enterprise was vital in bringing about the Atomic Age. Countless new technologies like Radar, Nuclear Power, Advanced Medicine, and other technologies, have helped the U.S. in winning the war. However, with these successes, the key question became what would become of the federal laboratories, whose …