Conservative groups jump on medical device tax repeal bandwagon
A coalition of conservative action groups yesterday jumped on the bandwagon for repealing the medical device tax, urging Congressional leaders to scrap the 2.3% levy on U.S. medtech sales. In a letter to House speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the group also advocated for repealing a tax on certain insurance programs. Both levies, enacted as part of Obamacare, are on hiatus until next year. The group, which includes Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform and the political arm of the American Legislative Exchange Council, warned that both taxes will lead to &l...
Source: Mass Device - August 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Wall Street Beat Capitol Hill medicaldevicetax Source Type: news

Numerate receives NIH funding to discover new anti-arrhythmic treatments
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a small business innovation research (SBIR) Phase I grant to Numerate to boost a new drug programme for cardiac arrhythmias. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - August 10, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Breaking the Age Barrier: Lessons from an Intergenerational Livelihoods Programme in Sierra Leone
HelpAge International. 07/26/2017 This 28-page report looks at the design and impact of an initiative to help older people in Sierra Leone rebuild their livelihoods and experience greater levels of dignity and respect in their communities in the wake of the Ebola outbreak. The program put young people at the helm of an initiative to strengthen older people's ability to start small businesses, strengthen their livelihoods, and start saving some of their income. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - August 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: The U.S. National Library of Medicine Source Type: news

Alabama small businesses weigh in on prospects and policy
Alabama business owners are overall optimistic about prospects for the rest of this year, according to one recent survey of the state's businesses. Womply, a SaaS provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, polled over 3,000 businesses in each state to assess the biggest concerns and sentiments across the country. In looking at the general sentiment when it comes to small business optimism, the poll revealed that 76 percent of small busi nesses are optimistic about prospects in 2017, compared… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Alabama small businesses weigh in on prospects and policy
Alabama business owners are overall optimistic about prospects for the rest of this year, according to one recent survey of the state's businesses. Womply, a SaaS provider to small- and medium-sized businesses, polled over 3,000 businesses in each state to assess the biggest concerns and sentiments across the country. In looking at the general sentiment when it comes to small business optimism, the poll revealed that 76 percent of small busi nesses are optimistic about prospects in 2017, compared… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

NIH Multi-Institute (NIAID/NCI/NIBIB/ NIGMS/NIEHS/NCATS) Small Business Workshop 2017
September 7-8, 2017 New Orleans, LA. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield seeking ACA plan increase
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is requesting premium increases on plans covered by the Affordable Care Act. Blue Cross Blue Shield, being the only company that sells individual policies on the federal level, has requested a wide range of premium increases. Some as low as 2 to 3 percent for some plans, but as high as 18 to 21 percent for others. According to a statement from Blue Cross Blue Shield, this rate increase will affect “individual and small business plans that are compliant with the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Blue Cross Blue Shield seeking ACA plan increase
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama is requesting premium increases on plans covered by the Affordable Care Act. Blue Cross Blue Shield, being the only company that sells individual policies on the federal level, has requested a wide range of premium increases. Some as low as 2 to 3 percent for some plans, but as high as 18 to 21 percent for others. According to a statement from Blue Cross Blue Shield, this rate increase will affect “individual and small business plans that are compliant with the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

Are entrepreneurs born or made?
Entrepreneurs are perceived to be creative, impulsive and risk-takers. But do you need a certain personality to succeed?Starting a business and becoming an entrepreneur is a dream that millions of people share. But what type of person do you have to be? Moreover, if you ’re an investor, are some people better risks than others?Related:How to be resilient: 'self-awareness is fundamental'Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 2, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Dr Mark Parkinson Tags: Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

Last insurer will bow out of MNsure small-business program
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the last provider selling small-business coverage on MNsure, said Monday it would stop selling the policies next year. The Star Tribune reports on the decision by the Eagan-based insurer, which said there wasn't enough demand to stay on the market for small-business coverage. The Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP), launched as part of the Affordable Care Act, was intended to provide coverage for business es between two and 50 employees. RELATED:… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

Business, labor groups pick sides in Parrish's ballot fight
Some small businesses, though not all, are decrying the health care provider taxes targeted by Referendum 301. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 28, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

3 Tips for Starting a Business in Mid-Life - AARP
Midlife can be a great time to start a small business, once you assess the risks and advantages. Get tips from those who did it successfully at 50+. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - July 27, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

What do Trump's tweets say about his personality?
(Springer) The Twitter messages of Donald J. Trump, the entrepreneurial businessman turned US president, show that he is creative, competitive and a rule-breaker, but also has neurotic tendencies. An analysis of Trump's tweets and what implications his personality traits have for political leadership are the focus of a study published in Springer's journal Small Business Economics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oscar, Humana team up and more digital health deals
Oscar Health is working with Humana to offer commercial health insurance to small businesses in a nine-county Nashville, Tenn. area. Tech-saavy insurance startup Oscar is teaming up with incumbent Humana at a time when it ’s just begun to expand from the individual market into working with employers through its Oscar for Business unit. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - July 19, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Talking SHOP: Revisiting the Small-Business Marketplaces in California and Colorado
Issue brief evaluates the impact of changes to the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) since 2014, focusing on California and Colorado - two states that run their own marketplaces and have full-featured SHOPs. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - July 19, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Humana And Oscar Partner To Sell Health Plans To Small Businesses
Oscar Health and Humana partner to sell health insurance to small businesses in the Nashville area. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:UNH NYSE:HUM NYSE:AET Source Type: news

Oscar Health to Join Humana in a Small Business Venture
The two companies — one a start-up, the other one of the nation ’ s biggest health insurers — will work together in the Nashville market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL J. de la MERCED Tags: Oscar (NY Health Insurer) Humana Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Start-ups Small Business Source Type: news

Oscar Health to Join Humana in Small Business Venture
The two companies — one a start-up, the other one of the nation ’ s biggest health insurers — will work together in the Nashville market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL J. de la MERCED Tags: Oscar (NY Health Insurer) Humana Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Start-ups Small Business Source Type: news

Oscar Health to Join Humana in Small-Business Venture
The two companies — one a start-up, the other one of the nation ’ s biggest health insurers — will work together in the Nashville market. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: MICHAEL J. de la MERCED Tags: Oscar (NY Health Insurer) Humana Inc Health Insurance and Managed Care Start-ups Small Business Source Type: news

Calm under pressure? Run your business the mindful way
Mindfulness could help make you more resilient, regulate stress and increase emotional intelligence. Here are some practical tips for introducing it in the workplaceIf recent events in politics have confirmed anything, it is that we live in unpredictable times where old assumptions no longer hold true.Creative thinking is crucial for business success through a period of uncertainty. Upheaval presents a chance to embrace uncertainty and remain level-headed, focused and compassionate under pressure. That ’s where mindfulness comes in.Research in contemplative neuroscience suggests that mindfulness - the practice of foc...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 10, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Palma Michel Tags: Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Life and style Psychology Source Type: news

FDA user-fee financial impact
I ran across an article in a recent edition of Medtech Insight that focused on the 10 key details from US FDA agreements that will impact medical device and diagnostics companies. The article indicates that the US FDA user-fee reauthorization legislation is proceeding through Congress, most recently with a May 11 markup in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.  Lawmakers would like to see a bill passed in July.   The core details of the user-fee reauthorization agreements will have a signification impact on companies’ day-to-day regulatory operations in the fiscal 2018-2022 period. &nb...
Source: Mass Device - July 7, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Blog IMARC Source Type: news

Massage, spa business looks to grow as owners leverage nursing, physical therapy backgrounds
Neil and Beverly Kirsch didn ’t start out in the massage and spa business. Neil was a physical therapist and Beverly a nurse. Now the Canadian natives own and operates two SpaMassage for You locations in Scottsdale and Tempe. Beverly Kirsh said they are looking to open a third location in Scottsdale at Via Linda and 90th St reet. They also look to bring their previous professional backgrounds to their small business model. “We consider ourselves the gold standards of massage,” Neil said. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

With $1.7M NIDA grant, emocha will evaluate its app for treating opioid addiction
Baltimore-based emocha Mobile Health has been awarded a $1.7 million Fast Track Small Business Innovation Research award by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The company will use the grant for a feasibility study of its digital direct observation therapy tech. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - June 28, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Two Supreme Court decisions take a whack at patent holders
Landmark U.S. Supreme Court decisions signal an effort to shoot down patent trolls, but one expert says small business could get caught in the crosshairs. U.S. Supreme Court Building [Image by Daderot – Own work, Public Domain]Recent Supreme Court decisions dealing with patents have some experts concerned that, rather than clarifying the rules and combating patent trolls, the rulings will instead weaken the rights of patent holders. 1. Powdered drinks case rewrites the patent venue rules In TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods Group Brands, a venue case, the Supremes limited the ability of patent holders to sue in other state...
Source: Mass Device - June 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather Thompson Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News Patent Infringement davismalmdagostine patent trolls patents U.S. Supreme Court Source Type: news

No More Locked Cellphones and Unlocking Fees Thanks to CRTC
CRTC announces individual and small business wireless service customers will have the right to have cellphones and other mobile devices unlocked free of charge upon request, and all newly purchased devices must be provided unlocked (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - June 17, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Communication Source Type: news

Emerging biotech with potential to improve US health care on display at 2017 International BIO Convention
Small businesses and startups funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) will display emerging biotechnology at the 2017 BIO International Convention Innovation Zone June 19-22 in San Diego. More than 20 NSF-funded projects will exhibit in a space dedicated to early stage companies with new biomedical technologies and products, including (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 16, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Entreprenuers Over 50 Better Candidates for Loans - AARP
11 hours ago ... A new study has found that while younger small-business owners are the most likely to apply for funding, entrepreneurs 50 and older are the  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 14, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Pence-panelist, insurance exec Jon Rauser: Small businesses no worse under Obamacare
Milwaukee insurance agency owner Jon Rauser was invited to share his perspective with Vice President Mike Pence Saturday “on how the Affordable Care Act has negatively impacted small businesses,” but didn’t get a chance to give Pence the message that things haven’t changed much for The Rauser Agency’s small-business clients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 13, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Pence-panelist, insurance exec Jon Rauser: Small businesses no worse under Obamacare
Milwaukee insurance agency owner Jon Rauser was invited to share his perspective with Vice President Mike Pence Saturday “on how the Affordable Care Act has negatively impacted small businesses,” but didn’t get a chance to give Pence the message that things haven’t changed much for The Rauser Agency’s small-business clients. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 13, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

As Caregiver And Provider, Dad Faces An Uphill Battle
Whether you look at their historic role as breadwinner or their emerging one as hands-on parent, fathers deserve more support. We tend to read more about how the pressures of career and caregiving weigh on women – and that’s a problem that certainly cannot be overstated. But our society isn’t just badly designed for mothering. It is badly designed for parenting. This isn’t good for families, employers or the economy. The best Father’s Day gift we can give Dad is recognition of what he needs to succeed in the most important job he’ll ever do. Today’s dads are far more likely to chan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH for Small Business Technology Transfer Grant Applications (Parent STTR [R41/R42])
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 12, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

PHS 2017-02 Omnibus Solicitation of the NIH, CDC, and FDA for Small Business Innovation Research Grant Applications (Parent SBIR [R43/R44])
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - June 12, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

Petrified of public speaking? Let your body do the talking
The prospect of speaking in public can send people in to a tailspin of anxiety. But a simple change in posture can helpMost people at some point in their careers will present, pitch, be on camera or give a speech. Public speaking is a skill that cannot be overlooked – investor Warren Buffett believes it raises your value by 50%.Still, public speaking is nerve-racking and people turn down numerous opportunities because of the fear of it. Like physical training, public speaking requires attention and practice. But speaking opportunities do not come every day, so where do you start? The answer is in the body.Continue re...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 12, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Emma Zangs Tags: Guardian Small Business Network Entrepreneurs Psychology Health & wellbeing Source Type: news

Easy Time Hacks To Take Back Your Day
Two years ago, I had the honor of being part of the Washington Post Time Hack Project. I was one of a handful of coaches who were paired with readers struggling with work-life balance. It was fun to help individuals from around the world and from every age group to take back control of their time and their life. The Time Hack Case Studies and Top 10 Time Hacks provide some tangible tips to help you take back your time. The first order of business for taking back your time is to acknowledge you have the power to do so. With a schedule packed full of work hours, childcare and household responsibilities, and a myriad of other...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What small biz can expect on premiums, and four more lessons from our Health Summit
Many issues were discussed at Albuquerque Business First's Small Business Series Health Summit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 8, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: May Ortega Source Type: news

SBA video spotlight: Pat Kolwaite, owner/physician of The Joint Chiropractic - Memphis region
Watch a video about one of MBJ's Small Business Awards finalists, Dr. Pat Kolwaite (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Looming losses, doubts about reform push Blue KC from ACA marketplace
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City's exit from the Affordable Care Act exchange isn't just about profit losses, The Kansas City Star reports. The insurer was pushing for changes to the ACA, which is outlined in emails and text messages between Blue KC and Kansas Insurance Department officials. The Kansas City Star obtained the information through an open records request. RELATED: Small businesses scramble for options after Blue KC exit In one of the email exchanges with Kansas Insurance… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 7, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

SBA video spotlight: LifeLinc Corp.
Watch a video about LifeLinc Corp., one of the winners of MBJ's Small Business Awards. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Health Management Source Type: news

SBA video spotlight: LifeLinc Corp.
Watch a video about LifeLinc Corp., one of the winners of MBJ's Small Business Awards. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Small businesses scramble for options after Blue KC exit
Small businesses will be among those hit by Blue KC's exit from the ACA marketplace. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - June 1, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Nearly 300 NSF-funded startups and small businesses to demo emerging technologies
Startups and small businesses with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will demonstrate pre-market technologies on June 5-6 in Atlanta. From bacteria-grown bricks and clear solar panels to custom ... More at https://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=242100&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=click This is an NSF News item. (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - June 1, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

SBA video spotlight: First Choice Care LLC
Watch a video about one of MBJ's Small Business Awards finalists, First Choice Care. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Trump's Budget Escalates His War On People Of Color
“Ultimately a great nation is a compassionate nation. No individual or nation can be great if it does not have a concern for ‘the least of these.’” —Martin Luther King Jr. Some readers thought I went too far by calling policies pushed by the Trump administration and Congress a war on Americans of color. But the president’s new budget proposal shows it’s even worse than I thought. Even some Republicans have been rightly horrified at how the administration’s proposed budget cuts so much of what’s good, decent and useful that the federal government does, from food assistan...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small business owners seek sugary drink tax exemption
Some small business owners are asking the Seattle City Council to exempt them from Mayor Ed Murray's proposed sugary beverage tax. They and farmers market associations raised concerns to councilmembers on the Seattle Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee about the added costs it could mean for their businesses, which already face labor and regulation changes in the city. Murray is asking for a tax of 1.75 c ents per ounce on sweetened drinks (including diet drinks) to fund the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Small business owners seek sugary drink tax exemption
Some small business owners are asking the Seattle City Council to exempt them from Mayor Ed Murray's proposed sugary beverage tax. They and farmers market associations raised concerns to councilmembers on the Seattle Affordable Housing, Neighborhoods and Finance Committee about the added costs it could mean for their businesses, which already face labor and regulation changes in the city. Murray is asking for a tax of 1.75 c ents per ounce on sweetened drinks (including diet drinks) to fund the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 19, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Coral Garnick Source Type: news

Trump administration plans to undo ACA ’s small business exchange. What will that mean here?
As part of the Trump Administration's goal of undoing the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services said small businesses will no longer have to buy their group health plans on the federal HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace. Instead, CMS officials said in a rule change released Monday, companies will work directly with insurers or brokers when buying their 2018 plans — a change that would impact local small businesses that have purchased coverage through HealthCare.gov. This… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Trump administration plans to undo ACA ’s small business exchange. What will that mean here?
As part of the Trump Administration's goal of undoing the Affordable Care Act, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services said small businesses will no longer have to buy their group health plans on the federal HealthCare.gov insurance marketplace. Instead, CMS officials said in a rule change released Monday, companies will work directly with insurers or brokers when buying their 2018 plans — a change that would impact local small businesses that have purchased coverage through HealthCare.gov. This… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Governors Work Senate As Power Brokers in Obamacare Repeal
A group of about a dozen Republican governors is pushing for its own set of national health care reforms, flexing its considerable muscle in the national debate over the future of Obamacare as the U.S. Senate begins writing its bill. Led by Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, the governors are using a nine-page proposal they crafted in February as the platform to shape what they think a critical portion of an Obamacare replacement law should look like, according to a half dozen people who helped write the plan. Among the group's recommendations for the Senate include maintaining the expansion of Medicaid, the government health insur...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - May 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CMS Wants to Drop Online Enrollment in SHOP Exchanges
(MedPage Today) -- Small businesses would have to sign up through an agent or broker (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 15, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

More on the ARPA-E Funding Halt
A conflicting story continues to emerge about research funding that is allegedly being withheld by the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, said in early May that the “pause” in funding for approved projects resulted from presidential executive orders and were not directed by Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “We haven’t lost those projects,” said Senator Murkowski. The projects are “just on hold,” but not canceled. Reportedly 10 projects that were previously approved but whose contract...
Source: Public Policy Reports - May 15, 2017 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news