Science Policy

Congress and the NIH Spending Bill: The beginning of a beautiful friendship?

June 8, 2016

It turns out they like us, or so they say. Basic researchers should take note that for the second year…

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Washington in Review

June 7, 2016
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The Senate Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Subcommittee has met and marked up its FY17 bill, which includes funds for the National Science…

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Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus

June 6, 2016
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The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus held a briefing on May 20, 2016, featuring Han-Xiang Deng of Northwestern University. Deng’s presentation…

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Postdocs Working 9 to 5?

June 6, 2016
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A rule just released by the Department of Labor (DOL) may have an important effect on the jobs of postdocs.…

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Washington in Review

May 4, 2016
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The House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations (Labor-HHS) Subcommittee held a hearing on March 16…

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Congressional Biomedical Research Caucuses

May 3, 2016
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The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus began its briefing season on March 23. Mark Fishman from the Novartis Institute for Biomedical…

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The Shaming of Basic Research: Scientists Defend Themselves on Capitol Hill

May 3, 2016
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For politicians, they were wastrels of public money. For talk show hosts, they were the subjects of can’t-miss jokes. They…

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Round Two of House Fetal Tissue Hearings Opens with Partisan Fisticuffs

April 26, 2016

With a bang of the gavel, round two of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Select Investigatory Committee on Infant Lives…

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Targeted by Wastebooks, Basic Researchers Fight Back on Capitol Hill

April 14, 2016

Last December, Sheila Patek, a Duke University biologist who studies the mechanics of movement in, among other organisms, the Panamanian…

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Fetal Tissue Vital to Medical Research, ASCB Tells House Panel

April 4, 2016
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Noted stem cell researcher and former chair of the ASCB Public Policy Committee Larry Goldstein told a politically charged congressional…

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