Lucas, Science Committee Republicans Request Investigation into COVID Origins


CITY OF WASHINGTON (July 30, 2021)--today, House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Ranking Member Frank Lucas and Republican Committee Members sent a letter to Committee Chairwoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight Chairman Bill Foster requesting an investigation into the origins of COVID-19.  On July 14, 2021, fully…

American Board of Urology outlines processes to ensure diversity in leadership


July 19, 2021 - At the organization responsible for certifying the training and skills of US urologists, achieving and maintaining diversity, equity and inclusion is more than just a "numbers game," according to a special article in Urology Practice®, an Official Journal of the American Urological Association (AUA). The journal is published in the…

Live: Trudeau, Legault make aerospace announcement in Montreal


CANADA (July 15, 2021)---Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will make an aerospace announcement and hold a media availability alongside Quebec Premier François Legault on Thursday. They will be joined by Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages Mélanie Joly, Quebec’s Minister of Finance…

UNESCO report highlights need for greater investment, diversity in science


NEW YORK (June 11, 2021)---Although spending on science has risen worldwide, greater investment is needed in the face of growing crises, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has recommended in a new report published on Friday. The latest edition of its Science Report, which is published every five years,…

WHO Director-General has established a WHO Science Council to provide advice on high-priority scientific issues


(April 26, 2021)---as part of WHO's transformation, the WHO Director-General has established a WHO Science Council to provide advice on high-priority scientific issues that could have a direct impact on global health. Comprising 9 leading scientists from around the world, the Council will be chaired by Professor Harold Varmus, the winner of the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology…

Young, Schumer Move to Keep the U.S. Competitive with China by Dramatically Increasing Investment in Science and Technology


CITY OF WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 21, 2021) – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), along with Representatives Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) and Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.), today reintroduced the bipartisan Endless Frontier Act. The bill is a bold initiative to solidify the United States’ leadership in scientific and technological innovation through…

University of Toronto and Local Biotech Companies to test drug that may prevent fatal COVID-19 lung damage


TORONTO, CANADA (April 21, 2021)---The University of Toronto has partnered with Markham, Ont.-based Edesa Biotech on laboratory studies of a drug that physicians are already using at Canadian hospitals in a clinical trial for some of their sickest patients. Researchers at the Temerty Faculty of Medicine are about to receive their…