ASCB fights to protect H1-B Visas; Science funding faring better in Congress than in the Trump budget

Public Policy Briefing ASCB fights to protect H1-B Visas Since taking office, the Trump Administration has agitated for immigration reform, even launching the “Buy American, Hire American” Executive Order in April to encourage the U.S. government and private companies to favor American produts and workers.  … Read more

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ASCB statement on the reappointment of Francis Collins as NIH director

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) is pleased with the announcement by the White House that Francis Collins has been permanently reappointed as Director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Since being selected by President Obama in 2009 to lead the NIH,  … Read more

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NIH proposes new funding scheme

On May 2, the NIH made an announcement that will change the way it will fund research. In a post on the NIH Director’s page of the NIH website, NIH Director Francis Collins cited the need to “exercise optimum stewardship” of taxpayers money, a biomedical  … Read more

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ASCB statement on Trump Fy17 budget proposal

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) strongly urges Congress and the Trump Administration to recognize the benefits research has to our nation, including its role as an economic driver. In particular, the ASCB calls on Congress to ignore the Trump cuts and ratify the  … Read more

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Career Perspectives: Meghan Mott, Chief of Staff, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at NIH

Please describe your current position. I serve as a representative for the NINDS Director, communicating policy, managing resources, and guiding the Institute’s scientific and administrative functions to accomplish its mission. In this role, I serve as the Director’s point of contact for a number of  … Read more

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ASCB Ensures Access to Conferences for Federal Scientists

Otto von Bismarck is reported to have said, “Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being made.” While it is likely that Bismarck was referring to the contents of laws and the process by which they were made, the time it  … Read more

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Three New ASCB Celldance Video Awards Take You Inside Living Cells

Riding a wave of powerful new imaging technologies, three ASCB member labs will take you inside the world of living cells with the release, December 5, of three short 2016 Celldance videos at the ASCB Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Scientists, students, and the public  … Read more

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NIH Director Hails Celldance “Bio-Action Flick” as Cancer Espionage Thriller

A new ASCB Celldance video has taken NIH Director Francis Collins back to the movies. It’s an espionage thriller, Collins reports in his NIH Director’s Blog that left him on the edge of his seat. The Celldance video is “Spying on Cancer,”, the work of MD-PhD  … Read more

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Half the Population but Are Women Half the Population in Clinical Trials?

Anniversaries are supposed to be Good Times events. This year marks the 25th anniversary of a landmark report by the Government Accounting Office (GAO) on the severe underrepresentation of women in NIH-supported clinical research and trials. Last spring, concerned Members of Congress asked the GAO  … Read more

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Federal Freeze III—Will They or Won’t They?

Long ago—September 29th to be precise—Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KS) announced that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) and President Barack Obama would take one last stab at negotiating a budget agreement. The threesome—known in DC as old-school compromisers—may very well be able  … Read more

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