Science and Society

Congress sets its own NIH budget, ignoring proposals from two administrations

June 1, 2017
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When the FY17 budget for the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) was signed into law on May 5, 2017,…

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Trump Budget Would be Catastrophic for NIH; Better Never Than Late

May 4, 2017
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It’s hard to settle on one word to define the size of the cuts to the National Institutes of Health…

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March for Science; Will Science Prevail at HHS?; ASCB Opposes Travel Restrictions

March 24, 2017
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The World Marches for Science The numbers are impressive: more than 300 marches around the world, 239 marches in all…

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Scientists and Patients Benefit from a Novel Approach to Legislating

February 7, 2017
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Congress gets criticized for many things, but sometimes it gets things right and should be complimented. One of the times…

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ASCB Ensures Access to Conferences for Federal Scientists

February 7, 2017
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Otto von Bismarck is reported to have said, “Laws are like sausages. It is better not to see them being…

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The Year of Two Budgets

February 6, 2017
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It’s supposed to be simple: The federal budget year ends on September 30 each year. By that time, Congress is…

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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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