Senator Benjamin Cardin (D–Md.) introduced a bill that would have NIH spend more of its stimulus funds on small businesses that are commercializing research, reports ScienceInsider. In the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, NIH was exempt from the 2.8 percent “tax” that other agencies pay to fund the Small Business Innovation Research programs. This bill would have NIH contribute $150 million of its stimulus money on SBIR grants.Fo

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

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