Science and Society

Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

November 7, 2016
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Louis Staudt, Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute, gave a presentation at the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus. …

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ASCB Presents Public Service Award to Richard Durbin, Architect of American Cures Act

November 7, 2016
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The architect of the American Cures Act, U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin (D-IL), was presented with the ASCB Public Service…

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Yes We Can Cure: The Obama Years

October 3, 2016
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With the election approaching, we are on the cusp of new leadership, new agendas, and new ideas, so now is…

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Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

October 3, 2016
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The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus held a briefing featuring Allan Basbaum of the University of California, San Francisco. His talk, “Pain…

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Researcher Who Made the Fly Fly Again in Genetics Criticizes NIH Narrowing of Model Organism Support

September 2, 2016
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“The NIH’s broad and species-diverse program of basic research during the last 60 years generated a revolution in our understanding…

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Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

September 2, 2016
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There was standing room only for Robert Langer’s presentation at the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus on July 8. Langer, of…

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Washington in Review

September 2, 2016
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As Congress nears the end of its legislative session for 2016, here is an update on recent legislative activities that…

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Will Increasing Small Business Set-Asides Harm Basic Research?

September 2, 2016
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Congress is considering whether to increase the mandatory set-asides to the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Technology Transfer…

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Remembrance of Wastebooks Past

July 6, 2016
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Senator Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) recently released “wastebook” entitled Twenty Questions: Government Studies That Will Leave You Scratching Your Head, has…

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Washington in Review

July 6, 2016
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The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill for programs funded through the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and…

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