NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institutes of Health plans to place a call for its Director's Pioneer Award Program some time in August. That request for applications could include changes to the application and review process, NIH said late last week.

The 2010 Pioneer program is aimed at supporting "individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering – and possibly transforming – approaches to address major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research," NIH said in the notice.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.