At the National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research's Extramural Nexus blog, Director Sally Rockey discusses the agency's "wide variety of funding mechanisms which span the full gamut of the biomedical research career." From the pre-bac T34 Institutional Training Grant mechanism to the K05 Senior Scientist Awards, NIH's career development awards support investigators at nearly every career stage.

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The partially reinstated US travel ban leaves space for uncertainty for researchers, Nature News says.

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