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Congress Does Science, Hands On

August 29, 2019
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Where can members of Congress, congressional staff, and members of the public go to videotape live water bears, get pictures…

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Biotech East Students Relish Insights into Business of Science

August 28, 2019
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When considering commercializing a scientific discovery, always ask, What’s possible? That was the advice from guest speaker Anjan Mehta, expert…

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ASCB Council and Committee Members on the Hill

August 27, 2019
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In June members of the ASCB Council were joined by members of various ASCB committees for a series of meetings…

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Important NIH regulations on foreign financial connections

June 25, 2019
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Recent science media attention has focused on foreign nations stealing data and research results from research laboratories in the United…

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Good news so far for NIH budget

June 25, 2019
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Recent congressional hearings on the FY20 U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget were a bipartisan lovefest. The support for…

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ASCB president visits NIGMS

June 14, 2019
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ASCB President Andrew Murray traveled to Bethesda, MD, in April to visit the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)…

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Five months and one government shutdown late

May 7, 2019
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It was over five months late and resulted in a 35-day government shutdown, but Congress and the president have finally…

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2019 State of the Union

State of the Union, take two

May 3, 2019
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Nothing happens easily or on time these days in Washington, DC. The original date for the 2019 State of the…

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U.S. Science Advisor Finally Confirmed

March 11, 2019
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It took the Trump White House about 18 months to nominate a director of the White House Office of Science…

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Opponents Try Fetal Tissue Research Ban Again

October 22, 2018
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For the second year in a row, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are trying to prohibit the use…

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