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  • Funding young scientists

    Funding young scientists
    This month, Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels sounded an alarm about the difficulty young science researchers have in obtaining the grant funding that they need to launch their careers. In an article in Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences, he noted that the age at which biomedical researchers are getting their first major grants from the National Institutes of Health has steadily advanced during the last few decades, rising from 38 in 1980 to 45 in 2013. Today, twice as many researchers over age 65 are getting these grants than those age 36 or younger, the reverse of the situation 15 years ago.
  • Changes in state, Congress not deterring Md. bid for FBI headquarters

    Changes in state, Congress not deterring Md. bid for FBI headquarters
    Changes in Congress, a new governor and the resignation of the man who oversees the federal government's real estate portfolio will not deter Maryland in its quest to become the new home for the FBI and its 11,000 employees, state leaders say. The FBI...

    After years of cuts, Social Security to extend office hours

    After years of cuts, Social Security to extend office hours
    Facing an aging population and steady growth in disability claims, the Social Security Administration said Thursday it will expand hours at neighborhood offices across the country — reversing a years-long reduction in service that has frustrated the...

    Mikulski proposes lifting NIH spending caps

    Mikulski proposes lifting NIH spending caps
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, a longtime advocate for the National Institutes of Health, offered new details on Thursday of legislation she has introduced to increase funding for medical research -- adding her voice to a growing debate in...

    Plans to close Salisbury plant a blow to economy

    Plans to close Salisbury plant a blow to economy
    A Texas defense contractor appears unlikely to reverse a decision to close its plant in Salisbury, despite appeals by elected officials, including Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski. The Eastern Shore city, still working its way back from the recession, is...