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A recent study looked at funding rates for R01 grant applications, which are designed to support "health-related research and development based on the mission of the NIH." In general, population-based projects were less likely to be funded than explorations of cellular mechanisms, the study found. Will & Deni McIntyre/Science Source hide caption

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Researcher Nalini Nadkarni studies the ecology of the forest canopy. Colin Marshall/NPR hide caption

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Tree Scientist Inspires Next Generation ... Through Barbie

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'Geography of Risk' Calculates Who Pays When A Storm Comes To Shore

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Unlike most dairy cows in America, which are descended from just two bulls, this cow at Pennsylvania State University has a different ancestor: She is the daughter of a bull that lived decades ago, called University of Minnesota Cuthbert. The bull's frozen semen was preserved by the U.S. Agriculture Department. Dan Charles/NPR hide caption

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Most U.S. Dairy Cows Are Descended From Just 2 Bulls. That's Not Good

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Forest biologist Patricia Maloney is raising 10,000 sugar pine seedlings descended from trees that survived California's historic drought. Lauren Sommer/KQED hide caption

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Alex, at 4 years and 11 months old, throws a toy football. Caroline Cheung-Yiu hide caption

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A Boy's Mysterious Illness Leads His Family On A Diagnostic Odyssey

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This Scientist Is Working To Get More Girls Up Into Tree Canopies

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Mohammed Bawazeer (left) and Ian Riley carry a battery that will power the aeration system on Upper Klamath Lake for 32 hours, even if the sun isn't shining. Jes Burns/OPB hide caption

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Bill Bryson's Latest Is A Different Kind Of Journey — Into 'The Body'

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Women Look To Close Inventor Gender Gap

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Already, Health Canada has posted safety and efficacy data online for four newly approved drugs; it plans to release reports for another 13 drugs and three medical devices approved or rejected since March. Teerapat Seedafong/EyeEm/Getty Images hide caption

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